- any hairlike outgrowth from an epidermal cell of a plant, as a bristle, prickle, root hair, etc.
- any of the threadlike structures, or filaments, of certain algae
Origin of trichomeGerman trichom from Classical Greek trich?ma, growth of hair from trichoun, to cover with hair from thrix (gen. trichos), hair
A hairlike or bristlelike, sometimes glandular, outgrowth from the epidermis of a plant.
Origin of trichomeGreek trikhōma growth of hair from trikhoun to cover with hair from thrix trikh- hair