Variant of trichome
- 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: German trichom ; from Classical Greek trichōma, growth of hair ; from trichoun, to cover with hair ; from thrix (gen. trichos), hair
- trichomic adjective