[ ep-i-trik-ee-uhm ]

noun,plural ep·i·trich·i·ums.Embryology.
  1. the outermost layer of the epidermis in most mammalian fetuses, usually disappearing before birth.

Origin of epitrichium

1880–85; <New Latin epi- + -trichium<Greek tríchion, diminutive of thríx hair (see trichion); so called because hair develops under it in human embryos

Other words from epitrichium

  • ep·i·trich·i·al, adjective

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