plural -s
: a minute acicular body: such as
: a hairlike crystallite occurring singly or in clusters
: a hairlike siliceous spicule occurring in some sponges in fascicles
: one of the slender rods supporting the cytopharynx of some ciliated protozoans

Word History


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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“Trichite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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