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tridentate

[trahy-den-teyt] /traɪˈdɛn teɪt/
adjective
1.
having three teeth or toothlike parts or processes.
Origin of tridentate
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; trident + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for tridentate

tridentate

/traɪˈdɛnteɪt/
adjective
1.
(anatomy, botany) having three prongs, teeth, or points
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tridentate in Medicine

tridentate tri·den·tate (trī-děn'tāt')
adj.
Three-toothed; three-pronged.

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