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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-trichous

Hairy; having hair.

[Greek thrix, trikho-, hair, plus -ous.]

A variety of specialist adjectives contain this, usually in reference to cilia or flagella on the surface of microorganisms: peritrichous (Greek peri, about, around), a bacterium that has flagella distributed over the whole cell surface; hypotrichous (Greek hupo, under), having cilia mainly on the lower part of the body; monotrichous (Greek monos, alone), having a single flagellum; lophotrichous (Greek lophos, crest), having several flagella in a bundle at one end of the cell.

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