Definition of “follicle” - English Dictionary

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“follicle” in British English

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folliclenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒl.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈfɑː.lɪ.kəl/

any of the very small holes in the skin, especially one that a hair grows from

(Definition of “follicle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“follicle” in American English

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folliclenoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑl·ɪ·kəl/

biology any of the very small holes in the skin that a hair grows from

biology A follicle is also a structure like a small bag in a woman's ovary (= organ that produces eggs) in which an egg develops

(Definition of “follicle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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