Definitions for hair follicle
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hair follicle
a small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair; small muscles and sebaceous glands are associated with them
A hair follicle is a mammalian skin organ that produces hair. Hair production occurs in phases, including growth, cessation, and rest phases. Stem cells are responsible for hair production.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A tube-like invagination of the EPIDERMIS from which the hair shaft develops and into which SEBACEOUS GLANDS open. The hair follicle is lined by a cellular inner and outer root sheath of epidermal origin and is invested with a fibrous sheath derived from the dermis. (Stedman, 26th ed) Follicles of very long hairs extend into the subcutaneous layer of tissue under the SKIN.
Images & Illustrations of hair follicle
Translations for hair follicle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- follicolo piliferoItalian
Get even more translations for hair follicle »
Find a translation for the hair follicle definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these hair follicle definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"hair follicle." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/hair follicle>.