folliculitis

[fuh-lik-yuh-lahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of hair follicles.

Origin:
1855–60; < Latin follicul(us) (see follicle) + -itis

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folliculitis fol·lic·u·li·tis (fə-lĭk'yə-lī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a follicle, especially of a hair follicle.

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Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, blockage of the follicle, or shaving.
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