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n.1. (in anatomy) a small secretory cavity, sac, or gland, such as any of the cavities in the ovary in which the ova are formed. See also Graafian follicle, hair follicle. 2. (in ophthalmology) any of the smooth translucent elevations of the conjunctiva produced by an immune response. They are usually associated with viral inflammation. —follicularadj.

1. (in anatomy) a small secretory cavity, sac, or gland, such as any of the cavities in the ovary in which the ova are formed. See also Graafian follicle, hair follicle. 2. (in ophthalmology) any of the smooth translucent elevations of the conjunctiva produced by an immune response. They are usually associated with viral inflammation.

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