quadrifid

[kwod-ruh-fid]

adjective

cleft into four parts or lobes.

Nearby words

  1. quadriceps muscle of thigh,
  2. quadriceps reflex,
  3. quadricycle,
  4. quadriennial,
  5. quadriennium,
  6. quadriga,
  7. quadrigatus,
  8. quadrigeminal,
  9. quadrigeminal body,
  10. quadrigeminal rhythm

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

botany divided into four lobes or other partsquadrifid leaves
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Word Origin and History for quadrifid

quadrifid

adj.

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

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