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trichite

[trik-ahyt] /ˈtrɪk aɪt/
noun, Petrography
1.
any of various minute, hairlike mineral bodies occurring in certain vitreous igneous rocks, especially obsidian.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek trich-, stem of thríx hair + -ite1
Related forms
trichitic
[trih-kit-ik] /trɪˈkɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trichite

trichite

/ˈtrɪkaɪt/
noun
1.
any of various needle-shaped crystals that occur in some glassy volcanic rocks
2.
(biology) any of various hairlike structures
Derived Forms
trichitic (trɪˈkɪtɪk) adjective
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