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hair follicle

noun, Anatomy
1.
a small cavity in the epidermis and corium of the skin, from which a hair develops.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for hair-follicle

hair follicle

noun
1.
a narrow tubular cavity that contains the root of a hair, formed by an infolding of the epidermis and corium of the skin
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hair-follicle in Medicine

hair follicle n.
A deep narrow pit that is formed by the tubular invagination of the epidermis and corium and encloses the root of the hair.

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