Trichite sheaf(Zoöl.), one of the small sheaflike fascicles of slender setæ characteristic of certain sponges. See Illust. under Spicule.

(Trich`i*u"ri*form) a. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the genus Trichiurus or family Trichiuridæ, comprising the scabbard fishes and hairtails.

(Trich`i*u"roid) a. [Trichiurus + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Of, like, or pertaining to, Trichiurus.

(||Trich`i*u"rus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. tri`x, tricho`s, a hair + o'yra` tail.] (Zoöl.) A genus of fishes comprising the hairtails. See Hairtail.

(Tri*chlo"ride) n. [Pref. tri- + chloride.] (Chem.) A chloride having three atoms of chlorine in the molecule.

(||Trich`o*bran"chi*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. tri`x, tricho`s, hair + branchia.] (Zoöl.) The gill of a crustacean in which the branchial filaments are slender and cylindrical, as in the crawfishes.

(Trich"o*cyst) n. [Gr. tri`x, tricho`s, a hair + bag.] (Zoöl.) A lasso cell.

(Trich"o*gyne) n. [F., fr. Gr. tri`x, tricho`s, hair + woman, female.] (Bot.) The slender, hairlike cell which receives the fertilizing particles, or antherozoids, in red seaweeds.Trich`o*gyn"ic a.

(Tri*chom"a*nes) n. [L., a kind of plant, from Gr. .] (Bot.) Any fern of the genus Trichomanes. The fronds are very delicate and often translucent, and the sporangia are borne on threadlike receptacles rising from the middle of cup-shaped marginal involucres. Several species are common in conservatories; two are native in the United States.

(Tri*chom"a*tose`) a. [Gr. a growth of hair.] (Med.) Affected with a disease which causes agglutination and matting together; — said of the hair when affected with plica. See Plica, 1.

(Trich"ome) n. [See Trichomatose.] (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.Tri*chom"a*tous a.

(Trich"o*phore) n. [Gr. tri`x, tricho`s, hair + to bear.]

1. (Bot.) The special cell in red algæ which produces or bears a trichogyne. See Illust. of Trichogyne.

2. (Zoöl.) One of the saclike organs from which the setæ of annelids arise.

Trich`o*phor"ic a.

(Tri*chop"ter) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Trichoptera.

(||Trich`i*no"sis) n. [NL. See Trichina.] (Med.) The disease produced by the presence of trichinæ in the muscles and intestinal track. It is marked by fever, muscular pains, and symptoms resembling those of typhoid fever, and is frequently fatal.

(Trich"i*nous) a. Of or pertaining to trichinæ or trichinosis; affected with, or containing, trichinæ; as, trichinous meat.

(Trich"ite) n.

1. (Min.) A kind of crystallite resembling a bunch of hairs, common in obsidian. See Illust. of Crystallite.

2. (Zoöl.) A delicate, hairlike siliceous spicule, found in certain sponges.

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