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tricostate

[trahy-kos-teyt, -kaw-steyt] /traɪˈkɒs teɪt, -ˈkɔ steɪt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology.
1.
having three ribs, costae, or raised lines.
Origin of tricostate
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; tri- + costate
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tricostate

/traɪˈkɒsteɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) having three ribs or riblike parts: tricostate leaves
Word Origin
C19: from tri- + costate
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