Pronunciation: (fol'i-kul), [key]
a. a small cavity, sac, or gland.
b. one of the small ovarian sacs containing an immature ovum; Graafian follicle.
2. Bot.a dry seed vessel, or pod, consisting of a single carpel, splitting at maturity only along the front part of the suture.
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