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Definition of "follicular" [fol•lic•u•lar]

  • Relating to, having, or resembling a follicle or follicles. (adjective)
  • Affecting or growing out of a follicle or follicles. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "follicular" in a sentence
  • "The official medical report said the nodules were identified as follicular adenomas, which are benign tumors of the thyroid gland."
  • "The first half of the menstrual cycle, called the follicular phase, begins with pulses of GnRH, about one pulse every ninety minutes."
  • "In other studies, researchers reported that a vaccine derived from a biopsy of a patient's own tumor, combined with an immune system stimulant, enabled patients with a cancer known as follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to live about 44 months free of their disease compared to 30 months for patients given an immune-system stimulant but without the vaccine."