Trich"o*phore\, n. [Gr. tri`x, tricho`s, hair + ? to bear.]

1. (Bot.) The special cell in red alg[ae] which produces or bears a trichogyne. See Illust. of Trichogyne.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the saclike organs from which the set[ae] of annelids arise. -- Trich`o*phor"ic, a.
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