folliclenoun [ C ]uk /ˈfɒl.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈfɑː.lɪ.kəl/
Examples from literature
- A gland may be a simple pocket, or follicle, as is an oil gland of the skin, or it may be an aggregate of such glands, as is the liver.
- The hair grows from the bottom of the follicle by a multiplication of the cells covering the papilla upon which its root is moulded.
- The quantity of hair varies according to the proximity and condition of the follicles.
- The saliva is composed of four elementary secretions, derived respectively, from the mucous follicles of the mouth, and the parotid, the submaxillary, and the sublingual glands.
- These glands terminating in the hair follicles secrete an oily substance, which bathes and lubricates as well as nourishes the hair.