noun. 1. Anatomy. a. A small bodily cavity or sac: a hair follicle. b. A cavity in the ovary containing a maturing ovum surrounded by its encasing cells. 2. Botany. A dry, single-chambered fruit that splits along only one seam to release its seeds, as in larkspur and milkweed, folikel.
follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) (fŏlʹĭ-kəl-stĭm´yə-lĀ´tĭng hôrʹmŌn´) noun. Abbr. FSH. A gonadotropic hormone of the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovary and induces the formation of sperm in the testis, hormon perangsang folikel (FSH)