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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Folículo

Follicle (FAH-lih-kul)
A sac or pouch-like cavity formed by a group of cells. In the ovaries, one follicle contains one egg. In the skin, one follicle contains one hair.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.