Follicle

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  • any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

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  • any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

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  • Follicle: Follicle may refer to: Follicle (anatomy), a small spherical group of cells containing a cavity: Dental follicle Hair follicle Lymph follicle Ovarian
  • Intermittent hair–follicle dystrophy: Intermittent hair–follicle dystrophy is a disorder of the hair follicle leading to increased fragility of the shaft, with no identifiable biochemical
  • Hair follicle nevus: Hair follicle nevus (also known as a "Vellus hamartoma") is a cutaneous condition that presents as a small papule from which fine hairs protrude evenly
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone: For other uses of the term FSH, see FSH (disambiguation). Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone found in humans and other animals. It is synthesized
  • Ovarian follicle: Ovarian follicles are the basic units of female reproductive biology, each of which is composed of roughly spherical aggregations of cells found in the
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone insensitivity: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) insensitivity, or ovarian insensitivity to FSH in females, also referable to as ovarian follicle hypoplasia or granulosa
  • Antral follicle: An antral follicle (or secondary follicle) is an ovarian follicle during a certain latter stage of folliculogenesis. Definitions differ in where the shift
  • Follicle (fruit): In botany, a follicle is a dry unilocular fruit formed from one carpel, containing two or more seeds. It is usually defined as dehiscing by a suture in
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone receptor: The follicle-stimulating hormone receptor or FSH receptor (FSHR) is a transmembrane receptor that interacts with the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

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