AskDefine | Define follicle

Dictionary Definition

follicle n : any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A small cavity or sac, such as a hair follicle.
  2. A type of primitive dry fruit produced by certain flowering plants.



Extensive Definition

Follicle may refer to:
follicle in German: Follikel
follicle in French: Follicule
follicle in Lithuanian: Lapavaisis
follicle in Russian: Фолликул

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alveolation, alveolus, antrum, armpit, basin, boll, bowl, burr, capsule, cavity, cod, concave, concavity, crater, crypt, cup, depression, dip, fold, funnel chest, hole, hollow, hollow shell, hull, husk, lacuna, legume, legumen, pease cod, pericarp, pit, pocket, pod, punch bowl, scoop, seed pod, seed vessel, seedbox, seedcase, shell, silique, sink, sinus, socket, trough, vug
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