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follicle British & World English

A small secretory cavity, sac, or gland, in particular:

follicle mite British & World English

A parasitic mite which burrows into the hair follicles, causing demodectic mange

Graafian follicle British & World English

A fluid-filled structure in the mammalian ovary within which an ovum develops prior to ovulation

ovarian follicle British & World English

Another term for Graafian follicle.

follicle-stimulating hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland which promotes the formation of ova or sperm

hair follicle in follicle British & World English

The sheath of cells and connective tissue which surrounds the root of a hair

Nabothian follicle in Nabothian British & World English

Nabothian cyst noun a cyst containing secreted fluid which forms following obstruction of a mucous gland of the uterine cervix. Also Nabothian follicle, †Nabothian gland.

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