noun 1. any mite of the family Demodicidae, parasitic in hair follicles of various mammals, including humans. follicle mite n. Any of various tiny mites of the genus Demodex that infest the hair follicles of mammals.
[fol-i-kuh l] /ˈfɒl ɪ kəl/ noun 1. Anatomy. 2. Botany. a dry seed vessel, or pod, consisting of a single carpel, splitting at maturity only along the front part of the suture. /ˈfɒlɪkəl/ noun 1. any small sac or cavity in the body having an excretory, secretory, or protective function: a hair follicle 2. (botany) […]
- Follicle of the thyroid gland
follicle of the thyroid gland n. Any of the small spherical vesicular components of the thyroid gland lined with epithelium and containing a colloid substance that stores thyroid hormones.
- Follicle-stimulating hormone
[fol-i-kuh l stim-yuh-ley-ting] /ˈfɒl ɪ kəl ˌstɪm yəˌleɪ tɪŋ/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. . noun 1. a gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates maturation of ovarian follicles in female mammals and growth of seminiferous tubules in males FSH See also luteinizing hormone, prolactin follicle-stimulating hormone n. Abbr. FSH A glycoprotein hormone of the […]