trichogenous

adjective
tri·​chog·​e·​nous | \ trə̇ˈkäjənəs\
variants: or less commonly trichogenic \ ¦trikə¦jenik \

Definition of trichogenous

: producing hair especially : being one of the hypodermal cells of insects and other arthropods that produce the chitinous hairs or spinules on the surface of the body and limbs

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History and Etymology for trichogenous

trich- + -genous or -genic

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