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quadrifid

[kwod-ruh-fid]
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adjective
  1. cleft into four parts or lobes.

Origin of quadrifid

From the Latin word quadrifidus, dating back to 1655–65. See quadri-, -fid
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British Dictionary definitions for quadrifid

quadrifid

adjective
  1. botany divided into four lobes or other partsquadrifid leaves
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for quadrifid

adj.

"divided in four parts," 1660s, from quadri- + -fid.

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