Definition of Hair follicle

1. Noun. A small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair; small muscles and sebaceous glands are associated with them.

Medical Definition of Hair follicle

1. A tube-like opening in the epidermis where the hair shaft develops and into which the sebaceous glands open (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hair Follicle

hair conditioners
hair crosses
hair curler
hair curling
hair cut
hair cuts
hair cycle
hair diseases
hair disk
hair drier
hair dryer
hair dryers
hair dye
hair dyes
hair extension
hair follicle (current term)
hair gel
hair grease
hair loss
hair moss
hair mousse
hair of the dog
hair oil
hair papilla
hair pies
hair preparations
hair raising
hair root

Literary usage of Hair follicle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The hair-follicle commences on the surface of the skin with a funnel-shaped opening, and passes inward in an oblique or curved direction—the latter in curly ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Each hair ia partially embedded in a depression of the skin, called a hair follicle. The deeper end of the follicle is somewhat dilated, and has in it a ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"The formation of the "anlagen" of a hair follicle and a sweat gland from the stratum germinativum. (Taken from Fig. 38, C. Wimpfheimer, Anat. ..."

4. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"... while the more peripheral cells go to form the lining of the hair- follicle, becoming arranged in two layers, the inner and outer root-sheaths (sh.l, ..."

5. Text-book of normal histology: including an account of the development of by George Arthur Piersol (1904)
"These layers of the fibrous sheath are not continued to an equal extent over the hair-follicle ; the outer longitudinal layer completely invests the ..."

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