follicle follicle  /ˈfɑ lə kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

Usage(s):

  1. By the end of the eighth week, manufacture of follicle-stimulating hormone, which is also involved in sperm production, was down dramatically too.
  2. Around the 14th day of the cycle, ovulation occurs: the follicle releases the ovum, which travels down the Fallopian tube toward the uterus.
  3. But the exact amount of Pergonal required to cause just one follicle to mature rather than three or four--or in this case seven--varies from patient to patient.

News

  • Shane Battier once had an amazing high-top fade of his own (Photo)

    University of Kentucky prospect Nerlens Noel isn't the only high-end basketballer to rock a high-top fade during his formative years. Come look, via Shriram Bhat's Twitter account, at Shane Battier providing the same follicle precision: Related coverage on Yahoo! Sports: … Continue reading ?
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Ball Don't Lie via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  • "No. No of course I'm not," Ms. White said. "It shows every line and wrinkle in your face. Makes you look 20 times older than you are! Every little thing shows. Everything. Every follicle. I'm scared to look at it. I don't think I'm going to...
    on Aug 25, 2006 By: Vanna White Source: WFAA

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