- variant of tricho- before a vowel: trichuriasis.
- a combining form meaning “one having hair” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often used to name a single member of a taxonomic group ending in -tricha: heterotrich; hypotrich.
Origin of -trich
< Greek -trichos haired, adj. derivative of thríx (stem trich-) hair
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Trich′ia, a folding inward of the eyelashes; Trichī′asis, a kidney disease: a morbid swelling of the breasts: trichia.
- a variant of tricho-
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- Variant oftricho-
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