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noun Anatomy.

a small cavity in the epidermis and corium of the skin, from which a hair develops.

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Origin of hair follicle

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for hair follicle

hair follicle

noun

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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Medical definitions for hair follicle

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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