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Meaning of follicle

fol•li•cle

Pronunciation: (fol'i-kul), [key]
— n.
    1. a small cavity, sac, or gland.
    2. one of the small ovarian sacs containing an immature ovum; Graafian follicle.
  1. a dry seed vessel, or pod, consisting of a single carpel, splitting at maturity only along the front part of the suture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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