follicle (plural follicles)

  1. (anatomy) A small cavity or sac, such as a hair follicle.
    • 1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, p. 345,
      He could feel the follicles in his inner ear go crazy.
  2. (botany) A type of primitive dry fruit produced by certain flowering plants.
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