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tripterous

[trip-ter-uh s] /ˈtrɪp tər əs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
three-winged; having three wings or winglike expansions.
Origin of tripterous
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek tripteros; see tri-, -pterous
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British Dictionary definitions for tripterous

tripterous

/ˈtrɪptərəs/
adjective
1.
(of fruits, seeds, etc) having three winglike extensions or parts
Word Origin
C19: from tri- + Greek -pteros, from pteron wing
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