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Follicle cell

Definition
noun
The cell positioned in a layer within and surrounding a follicle.
Supplement
Follicle cells may refer to the layer of cells surrounding a thyroid follicle, a hair follicle, and ovarian follicle. The follicle cells of an ovarian follicle are providing nutrients to the developing ovum for growth and maturation.
Word origin: Latin folliculus
See also: follicle, ovarian follicle


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