Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to, having, or resembling a follicle or follicles.
  • adj. Affecting or growing out of a follicle or follicles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, having or resembling follicles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like, pertaining to, or consisting of, a follicles or follicles.
  • adj. Affecting the follicles.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or constituting a follicle

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Examples

  • The official medical report said the nodules were identified as follicular adenomas, which are benign tumors of the thyroid gland.

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  • The first half of the menstrual cycle, called the follicular phase, begins with pulses of GnRH, about one pulse every ninety minutes.

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  • 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.

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  • These flattened cells from the ovarian follicle and, therefore, called follicular cells.

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  • 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.

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  • Rassman says each follicle (referred to as a follicular unit) contains anywhere from one to five hairs.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Mature, peripheral B cells in the mouse can be subdivided into B-2, also called follicular B

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  • Queensland University of Technology, says the finding overturns the traditional view that fluid surrounding the ovum, known as follicular fluid, is sterile.

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