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Meaning of trichome

trich•ome

Pronunciation: (trik'ōm, trī'kōm), [key]
— n.
  1. an outgrowth from the epidermis of plants, as a hair.
  2. a microorganism composed of many filamentous cells arranged in strands or chains.
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