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  1. a combining form meaning “hair,” used in the formation of compound words: trichocyst.
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Also especially before a vowel, trich-.

Origin of tricho-

< Greek tricho-, combining form of thríx (genitive trichós)
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British Dictionary definitions for tricho-


before a vowel trich-

combining form
  1. indicating hair or a part resembling hairtrichocyst
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Word Origin

from Greek thrix (genitive trikhos) hair
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tricho- in Medicine


  1. Hair; thread; filament:trichonocardiosis.
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