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trichome

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noun tri·chome \ˈtri-ˌkōm, ˈtrī-\

Definition of trichome

  1. :  a filamentous outgrowth; especially :  an epidermal hair structure on a plant



Origin of trichome

German Trichom, from Greek trichōma growth of hair, from trichoun to cover with hair, from trich-, thrix hair


First Known Use: 1875


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noun tri·chome \ˈtrik-ˌōm, ˈtrī-ˌkōm\

Medical Definition of trichome

  1. :  a strand or chain of cells (as in a filamentous colony of bacteria or algae)




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