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The follicle, which splits on one side only, through the placenta.

A hair, broken or unbroken, frequently pierces the follicle.

This bursting of the follicle has not actually been observed.

An ovum becomes mature, breaks through its Graafian follicle in the ovary and is set free.

This is now enlarged by the breaking down of the remaining tissue of the follicle, then of the submucosa.

A secretion deposited in a follicle of the prepuce of Moschus moschiferus, Linn.

The ovum is contained in the cortical portion of the ovary, enclosed in the Graafian follicle, a vesicle 4-8 mm.

Oviparous, with a large-yolked and meroblastic ovum, enclosed within a follicle of two rows of cells.

Graafian, gr′fi-an, adj. pertaining to the follicle or little sac in the ovary in which an ovum matures—in mammals.

Hence the hair grown from a follicle under such conditions lacks pigment (melanin) and is white.

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