trichobothrium

noun

trich·​o·​bothrium
¦trikə+
plural trichobothria
: a sensory hair on an arthropod or other invertebrate
also : a sensory organ consisting of one or more such hairs together with its supporting structures

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from trich- + bothrium

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“Trichobothrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichobothrium. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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