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variant of tricho- before a vowel: trichuriasis.
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-trich

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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WORDS THAT USE TRICH-

What does trich- mean?

Trich- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “hair.” It is used in many medical and scientific terms.

Trich- comes from the Greek thríx, meaning “hair.” Another combining form meaning “hair,” and especially “bristles,” is chaeto-, which you can learn more about in our Words That Use article for that form.

What are variants of trich-?

Trich- is a variant of tricho-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.

Want to know more? Read our Words That Use tricho- article.

Examples of trich-

One example of a medical term that features the combining form trich- is trichitis, “inflammation of the hair bulbs.”

The first part of the word, trich-, means “hair.” The -itis portion of the word is a suffix used to denote inflammation of an organ, and therefore, trichitis literally translates to “hair inflammation.”

What are some words that use the combining form trich-?

The following words use the equivalent form of trich- in Greek:

What are some other forms that trich- may be commonly confused with?

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The suffix -oid means “resembling” or “like.” With this in mind, what does trichoid mean in everyday language?

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British Dictionary definitions for trich-

trich-

combining form
a variant of tricho-
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Medical definitions for trich-

trich-

pref.
Variant oftricho-
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