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.

Nearby words

  1. -tonia,
  2. -tonic,
  3. -tor,
  4. -tory,
  5. -trice,
  6. -tricha,
  7. -trichous,
  8. -tripsy,
  9. -trix,
  10. -tron

Origin of -trich

< Greek -trichos haired, adj. derivative of thríx (stem trich-) hair

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