- a combining form meaning “hair,” used in the formation of compound words: trichocyst.
Also especially before a vowel, trich-.
Origin of tricho-
< Greek tricho-, combining form of thríx (genitive trichós)
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before a vowel trich-
- indicating hair or a part resembling hairtrichocyst
from Greek thrix (genitive trikhos) hair
- Hair; thread; filament:trichonocardiosis.
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