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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fol′i-kĕl


  1. A more or less spheric mass of cells usually containing a cavity.
  2. A crypt or minute cul-de-sac or lacuna, such as the depression in the skin from which the hair emerges.

Synonym(s): folliculusTA

[L. folliculus, a small sac, dim. of follis, a pair of bellows]