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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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folliclefol‧li‧cle /ˈfɒlɪkəl $ ˈfɑː-/ noun [countable]  HBHone of the small holes in the skin that hairs grow from
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follicleScalp stimulants can help to revitalise dormant hair follicles by increasing the blood flow to the scalp.When melanin stops being fed into hair follicles altogether, any new hair grows in white.They are the openings to the hair follicles.The lobes consist of many follicles.During ovulation, the ripe egg is released from the ovarian follicle which contained it.The area to be denuded is first waxed, after which the laser goes into the follicles to destroy them.Within the lumen of the follicle is a colloid.The follicle, in the shape of a sphere, is lined with a single layer of epithelial cells.
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