follicular

[ fuh-lik-yuh-ler ]
/ fəˈlɪk yə lər /
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adjective

pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling a follicle or follicles; provided with follicles.
Pathology. affecting or originating in a follicle or follicles.

Nearby words

  1. follicle,
  2. follicle mite,
  3. follicle of the thyroid gland,
  4. follicle-stimulating hormone,
  5. follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor,
  6. follicular atresia,
  7. follicular cell,
  8. follicular conjunctivitis,
  9. follicular cyst,
  10. follicular cystitis

Also fol·lic·u·late [fuh-lik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /fəˈlɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/, fol·lic·u·lat·ed.

Origin of follicular

1670–80; < Latin follicul(us) (see follicle) + -ar1

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follicular

[ fə-lĭkyə-lər ]

adj.

Relating to, having, or resembling a follicle or follicles.
Affecting or growing out of a follicle or follicles.

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