follicular

[fuh-lik-yuh-ler]
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] , folliculated.


Origin:
1670–80; < Latin follicul(us) (see follicle) + -ar1

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follicle (ˈfɒlɪkəl)
 
n
1.  any small sac or cavity in the body having an excretory, secretory, or protective function: a hair follicle
2.  botany a dry fruit, formed from a single carpel, that splits along one side only to release its seeds: occurs in larkspur and columbine
 
[C17: from Latin folliculus small bag, from follis pair of bellows, leather money-bag]
 
follicular
 
adj
 
folliculate
 
adj
 
fol'liculated
 
adj

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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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Example sentences
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.
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