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Hair; thread; filament: trichocyst.
[Greek trikho-, from thrix, trikh-, hair, of unknown origin.]
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tricho-or before a vowel
indicating hair or a part resembling hair: trichocyst.
[from Greek thrix (genitive trikhos) hair]
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a combining form meaning “hair”: trichocyst.
[< Greek tricho-, comb. form of thríx, genitive trichós]
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