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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



hair follicle  listen  (… FAH-lih-kul)

  A shaft or opening on the surface of the skin through which hair grows.

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Skin anatomy; drawing shows layers of the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue including hair shafts and follicles, oil glands, lymph vessels, nerves, fatty tissue, veins, arteries, and a sweat gland.