- any of various minute, hairlike mineral bodies occurring in certain vitreous igneous rocks, especially obsidian.
Origin of trichite
1865–70; < Greek trich-, stem of thríx hair + -ite1
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- any of various needle-shaped crystals that occur in some glassy volcanic rocks
- biology any of various hairlike structures