microtrichium

noun
mi·​cro·​trich·​i·​um
plural microtrichia\ -​ēə \

Definition of microtrichium

: one of the minute fixed hairs on the integument (as the wings) of various insects — compare macrotrichium

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History and Etymology for microtrichium

New Latin, from micr- + Greek trich-, thrix hair + New Latin -ium

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“Microtrichium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microtrichium. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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