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
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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 ..."