Origin of trichitefrom Classical Greek thrix (gen. trichos), hair + -ite
- (mineralogy) A kind of crystallite resembling a bunch of hairs, common in obsidian.
- (zoology) A delicate, hair-like siliceous spicule, found in certain sponges.
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