Synonyms
Etymology

1. follicle

noun. ['ˈfɑːləkəl, ˈfɑːlɪkəl'] any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity.

Synonyms

  • hair follicle
  • cyst
  • Graafian follicle

Etymology

  • folliculus (Latin)
  • follis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Follicle

  • diabolical

Sentences with follicle


1. Noun, singular or mass
Hair turns gray because as you age melanocytes start to diminish in the hair follicle.

2. follicle-stimulating_hormone

noun. a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm.

Synonyms

  • gonadotropic hormone
  • FSH
  • gonadotropin
  • gonadotrophic hormone
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