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 for Follicle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Follicle \Fol"li*cle\, n. [L. folliculus a small bag, husk, pod,
     dim of follis bellows, an inflated ball, a leathern money
     bag, perh. akin to E. bellows: cf. F. follicule. Cf. 2d
     1. (Bot.) A simple podlike pericarp which contains several
        seeds and opens along the inner or ventral suture, as in
        the peony, larkspur and milkweed.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Anat.)
        (a) A small cavity, tubular depression, or sac; as, a hair
        (b) A simple gland or glandular cavity; a crypt.
        (c) A small mass of adenoid tissue; as, a lymphatic
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "follicle":
     alveolation, alveolus, antrum, armpit, basin, boll, bowl, burr,
     capsule, cavity, cod, concave, concavity, crater, crypt, cup,
     depression, dip, fold, funnel chest, hole, hollow, hollow shell,
     hull, husk, lacuna, legume, legumen, pease cod, pericarp, pit,
     pocket, pod, punch bowl, scoop, seed pod, seed vessel, seedbox,
     seedcase, shell, silique, sink, sinus, socket, trough, vug

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