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noun tri·chome \ˈtri-ˌkōm, ˈtrī-\

Definition of TRICHOME

:  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
Medical Dictionary


noun tri·chome \ˈtrik-ˌōm, ˈtrī-ˌkōm\

Medical Definition of TRICHOME

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


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