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Definition of Follicle


  1. A simple podlike pericarp which contains several seeds and opens along the inner or ventral suture, as in the peony, larkspur and milkweed.
  2. A small cavity, tubular depression, or sac; as, a hair follicle.
  3. A simple gland or glandular cavity; a crypt.
  4. A small mass of adenoid tissue; as, a lymphatic follicle.

Follicle Translations

follicle in French is follicule
follicle in German is Follikel