American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hairlike or bristlelike outgrowth, as from the epidermis of a plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An outgrowth from the epidermis of plants, as a hair, scale, bristle, or prickle. These may be very various in form and function, but morphologically they have a common origin.
- n. botany A hair- or scale-like extension of the epidermis of a plant.
- n. biology Hairlike structures found in some microscopic organisms and algae.
- n. pathology, cell biology A row of cells formed by successive cell divisions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A hair on the surface of leaf or stem, or any modification of a hair, as a minute scale, or star, or gland. The sporangia of ferns are believed to be of the nature of trichomes.
- Greek trikhōma, growth of hair, from trikhoun, to cover with hair, from thrix, trikh-, hair. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(G) lgo-1 rosette leaf trichome, which is normal shape and size.”
“Here we see a sheath, and on the inside can see a chain of cells, rod-shaped cells, that make up the trichome of a cyanobacterium.”
“I knew every structure within that tree, each vessel, each pore and trichome, the placement of each stamen, and the pathways of every drop of green blood.”
“Although in innumerable instances foliar organs move when excited, no case is known of a trichome having such [page 359] power.”
“Boxplot figures showing the median trichome density per cm2”
“It was noticeable, though, that the trichome density of”
“For each leaf, three trichome counts were taken from a central section of the lower surface, excluding the primary and secondary leaf veins.”
“While a previous study reported differences in the trichome density between”
“Conducting pair-wise comparisons, a significantly greater trichome density was found for”
“No difference in the trichome density was observed between”
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