Definition of trichite
: a minute acicular body: such as a : a hairlike crystallite occurring singly or in clusters b : a hairlike siliceous spicule occurring in some sponges in fascicles c : one of the slender rods supporting the cytopharynx of some ciliated protozoans
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Origin and Etymology of trichite
in sense a, from German trichit, from trich- + -it -ite; in sense b, from New Latin trichites, from trich- + -ites -ite; in sense c, probably from trich- + -ite
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