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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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One of the small holes in the skin that hairs grow from. A small cavity or gland for excretion or secretion.

Usage examples (38)
  • The hair follicle was infected.
  • Once the follicle is heavily damaged or destroyed, it no longer has the ability to grow hair.
  • Another accessory organ of the integument associated with the hair follicle is the sebaceous gland.
  • A follicle is a somewhat tubular structure made mostly of dermal tissues. for more
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