Definition of trichome in English:

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trichome

Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪkəʊm/
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪkəʊm/

noun

Botany
A small hair or other outgrowth from the epidermis of a plant, typically unicellular and glandular.
Example sentences
  • The majority of flowering plants produce multicellular trichomes.
  • The adaxial and abaxial surfaces of the investigated leaves of Styrian oil pumpkin showed numerous glandular trichomes and bristle hairs.
  • Moreover, the composition of exudates produced by glandular trichomes may change with leaf age.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek trikhōma, from trikhoun 'cover with hair'.

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