- a small cavity, sac, or gland.
- one of the small ovarian sacs containing an immature ovum; Graafian follicle.
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First up is John Edwards, who will show Romney how to achieve that dry-hair look while keeping every follicle in place.
High levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone knocks us out of contention, unless we go to a specialist clinic.
The follicle cells soon become larger and give rise to an envelope round the egg of the nature of a chorion.
The whole structure with its tunic is known as the Graafian follicle.
In Sipunculus the ova in the body cavity are surrounded by a follicle which is thrown off before they become ripe.
In many embryo Lamellibranchs a centro-dorsal primitive shell-gland or follicle has been detected.
This is now enlarged by the breaking down of the remaining tissue of the follicle, then of the submucosa.