Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

tricho-

Hair.

[Greek thrix, trikho-, hair.]

Trichology is medical and cosmetic study and practice concerned with the hair and scalp (trichologist is sometimes used facetiously to mean a hairdresser); trichotillomania (Greek tillesthai, pull out) is a compulsive desire to pull out one's hair; trichiasis is ingrowth of the eyelashes; trichoepithelioma (Greek epi, above, plus thēlē, teat) is a cancerous tumour derived from hair follicle cells; a trichocyst is any of numerous minute rod-like structures found near the surface of ciliates and dinoflagellates.

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