Definition of trichome in English:

trichome

Syllabification: trich·ome
Pronunciation: /ˈtrīˌkōm, ˈtrikōm
 
/

noun

Botany
  • A small hair or other outgrowth from the epidermis of a plant, typically unicellular and glandular.
    More 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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