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folliculitis

[fuh-lik-yuh-lahy-tis] /fəˌlɪk yəˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of hair follicles.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin follicul(us) (see follicle) + -itis
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Examples from the web for folliculitis
  • folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, blockage of the follicle, or shaving.
folliculitis in Medicine

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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