tricho-, trich-, -tricha, -trichia, -trichan, -trichic, -trichosis, -trichous, -thrix, -trichum, -trichy +

(Greek: hair [thread; filament; condition of the hair])

trichonosis, trichonosus, trichosis
1. A disease resulting from eating raw or inadequately cooked pork (or bear or walrus meat in Alaska) that contains encysted larvae of the nematode parasite Trichinella spiralis.
2. Trichopathy or any disease of the hair.
trichopathophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An abnormal anxiety of hair, its color, growth, or disorders: Jill developed trichopathophobia because she was very concerned about her tresses, after hearing about her friend Jill and the illness she had regarding losing her long locks!
trichopathy, trichopathic
1. Any disease of the hair.
2. Disease of the hair; also known as, trichonosis, trichosis.
trichophagia, trichophagy (s) (noun); trichophagias, trichophagies (pl)
The practice, or habit, of biting or eating hair or wool.
trichophilia
1. A paraphilia in which someone is sexually aroused, or is extremely fond of, human hair.
2. Any hair-related fetish.

This may refer to hair in general or to different hairstyles and colors.

trichophilous
Having a special attraction for female hair.
trichophily
Having a special fondness for feminine hair.
trichophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A persistent revulsion of hair caused by seeing or touching loose hair: Polly discovered she had trichophobia when she had to brush off the gray whiskers from her grandfather's coat when he grew very old and couldn't do it himself, and she found this very disgusting.
trichophore, trichophoric
1. The special cell in red algae which produces or bears a trichogyne.

Trichogyne is the slender, hairlike cell that receives the fertilizing particles, or antherozoids, in red seaweeds.

2. One of the saclike organs from which the setae of annelids arise.
trichophytic
Promoting hair growth.
trichophytid
A skin disorder considered to be an allergic reaction to fungi of the genus Trichophyton.
trichophytin
An extract prepared from cultures of the fungi of the genus Trichophyton; used as an antigen for skin tests and for the treatment of certain trichophytid infections.
trichophytobezoar
A ball or concretion in the stomach or intestine, made of hair and fibers of vegetable matter and food detritus.
Trichophyton
1. A genus of ringworm fungi of the family Moniliaceae that have hyaline single-celled spores and are parasitic in the skin and hair follicles of humans and lower mammals.
2. A genus of parasitic fungi that lives in or on the skin or its appendages (hair and nails) and is the cause of various dermatomycoses and ringworm infections.

Species that produce spores arranged in rows on the outside of the hair are designated ectothrix; if the spores are within the hair, they are termed endothrix.

trichophytosis
1. A contagious disease of the skin and hair, occurring mostly in children, and caused by the invasion of the skin by the Trichophyton fungus.

It is characterized by circular scaly patches and the loss of hair.

2. A superficial fungus infection caused by a trichophyton.