Definition of trichome
: a filamentous outgrowth; especially : an epidermal hair structure on a plant
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It, too, forms a bundle of trichomes surrounded by a mucus sheath.
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Origin and Etymology of trichome
German Trichom, from Greek trichōma growth of hair, from trichoun to cover with hair, from trich-, thrix hair
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
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