A fluid-filled structure in the mammalian ovary within which an ovum develops before ovulation.
More example sentences
- For some unexplained reason normally only one follicle becomes more successful than the others and towards mid-cycle this dominant Graafian follicle rises to the surface of the ovay.
mid 19th century: named after R. de Graaf (1641–73), Dutch anatomist.
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