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trichite

[trik-ahyt]
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noun Petrography.
  1. any of various minute, hairlike mineral bodies occurring in certain vitreous igneous rocks, especially obsidian.
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Origin of trichite

1865–70; < Greek trich-, stem of thríx hair + -ite1
Related formstri·chit·ic [trih-kit-ik] /trɪˈkɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trichite

trichite

noun
  1. any of various needle-shaped crystals that occur in some glassy volcanic rocks
  2. biology any of various hairlike structures
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Derived Formstrichitic (trɪˈkɪtɪk), adjective
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