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follicular

[fuh-lik-yuh-ler] /fəˈlɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling a follicle or follicles; provided with follicles.
2.
Pathology. affecting or originating in a follicle or follicles.
Also, folliculate
[fuh-lik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /fəˈlɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ (Show IPA),
folliculated.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin follicul(us) (see follicle) + -ar1
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Examples from the web for follicular
  • The glandular substance is composed of numerous follicular pouches the lining of which frequently shows papillary elevations.
  • The follicular unit transplantation is an older technique.
  • Normal variation in the length of the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle: effect of chronological age.
follicular in Medicine

follicular fol·lic·u·lar (fə-lĭk'yə-lər)
adj.

  1. Relating to, having, or resembling a follicle or follicles.

  2. Affecting or growing out of a follicle or follicles.

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