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Medical Term:

hair follicle


a tubelike invagination of the epidermis from which the hair shaft develops and into which the sebaceous glands open; the follicle is lined by a cellular inner and outer root sheath of epidermal origin and is invested with a fibrous sheath derived from the dermis.

Synonym(s): folliculus piliTA

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