What is a follicle?

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May 14, 2017

In plants, it is a single chambered fruit formed from a carpel, containing seeds.


There are different kinds of follicles in the field of biology, such as in the ovaries of human females during the menstrual cycle or hair follicles. Though in specific types of plants (angiosperms) (i.e milkweed) create a single cavernous fruit which releases two or more seeds, this "fruit" is called a follicle.