Follicle cell

Definition

noun

The cell positioned in a layer within and surrounding a follicle.


Supplement

Follicle cells may refer to the layer of cells surrounding a thyroid follicle, a hair follicle, and ovarian follicle. The follicle cells of an ovarian follicle are providing nutrients to the developing ovum for growth and maturation.


Word origin: Latin folliculus

See also: follicle, ovarian follicle

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