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Follicle cell

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


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