hair follicle

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noun Anatomy.

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

Nearby words

  1. hair,
  2. hair bulb,
  3. hair cast,
  4. hair cell,
  5. hair disk,
  6. hair gel,
  7. hair grass,
  8. hair hygrometer,
  9. hair implant,
  10. hair lacquer

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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Medicine 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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