a combining form meaning “hair,” used in the formation of compound words: trichocyst.
Also, especially before a vowel, trich-.

< Greek tricho-, combining form of thríx (genitive trichós) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To tricho
World English Dictionary
tricho- or (before a vowel) trich-
combining form
indicating hair or a part resembling hair: trichocyst
[from Greek thrix (genitive trikhos) hair]
trich- or (before a vowel) trich-
combining form
[from Greek thrix (genitive trikhos) hair]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

tricho- or trich-
Hair; thread; filament: trichonocardiosis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature