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Definition of follicle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

follicle

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfɒlɪkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːlɪkl//
 
 
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one of the very small holes in the skin which hair grows from a hair follicle Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin folliculus ‘little bag’, diminutive of follis ‘bellows’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: follicle