hair follicle

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

Origin of hair follicle

First recorded in 1830–40

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How to use hair follicle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hair follicle

hair follicle

  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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