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noun as in cell

noun as in vein

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The research team also detected the thick-thin skin variation before the embryos even developed hair follicles.

There is a connection between rosacea and demodex mites, which live in the hair follicles on more or less everyone’s face.

Together, the cells coalesced into tiny ovarian follicles, with support cells forming a bubble that tightly hugged the developing egg.

Women have two ovaries, each one containing thousands of immature egg follicles.

Consider whether you have thin or thick hairCurly hair can be thin and fine follicles can be plentiful, which is why it’s also important to consider the best hair dryers for thin or thick hair.

Mitt Romney, who has reverted to the not-a-follicle-out-of-place hairstyle, never really got up the gumption to hit Newt.

First up is John Edwards, who will show Romney how to achieve that dry-hair look while keeping every follicle in place.

High levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone knocks us out of contention, unless we go to a specialist clinic.

I propose dealing separately with the several constituents of the egg-follicle.

Foulis regards the zona pellucida as a product of the ovum and not of the follicle.

The membrane would seem indeed to be formed in some instances even before the ovum has a definite investment of follicle cells.

There can, it appears to me, be no question that both varieties of cell are derived from the primitive uniform follicle cells.

The cells are flat, but extended so as to appear of an unexpected size in views of the surface of the follicle.


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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to follicle, such as: bacterium, egg, germ, unit, corpuscle, and embryo.

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