American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to, having, or resembling a follicle or follicles.
- adj. Affecting or growing out of a follicle or follicles.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, contained in, or having the character of a follicle: as, a follicular secretion or parasite; follicular pores.
- Composed or consisting of follicles.
- Provided with follicles.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, having or resembling follicles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Like, pertaining to, or consisting of, a follicles or follicles.
- adj. (Med.) Affecting the follicles.
- adj. of or relating to or constituting a follicle
“The official medical report said the nodules were identified as follicular adenomas, which are benign tumors of the thyroid gland.”
“The first half of the menstrual cycle, called the follicular phase, begins with pulses of GnRH, about one pulse every ninety minutes.”
“In other studies, researchers reported that a vaccine derived from a biopsy of a patient's own tumor, combined with an immune system stimulant, enabled patients with a cancer known as follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to live about 44 months free of their disease compared to 30 months for patients given an immune-system stimulant but without the vaccine.”
“These flattened cells from the ovarian follicle and, therefore, called follicular cells.”
“NHL can be broadly classified into two main clinical categories: indolent lymphomas, mainly characterized as follicular lymphomas, which tend to grow relatively slowly; and aggressive lymphomas, mainly typified as diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL), which grow much more rapidly.”
“Rassman says each follicle (referred to as a follicular unit) contains anywhere from one to five hairs.”
“NHL can be broadly classified into two main clinical categories: indolent lymphomas, mainly characterized as follicular lymphomas, which tend to grow relatively slowly; and aggressive lymphomas, mainly typified as diffuse large B-cell lymphomas DLBCL, which grow much more rapidly.”
“As a consequence of the profound decrease in T2 B cell numbers, their downstream mature B cell progeny, namely follicular and marginal zone B cells, were drastically depleted.”
“Mature, peripheral B cells in the mouse can be subdivided into B-2, also called follicular B”
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