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tricostate

[ trahy-kos-teyt, -kaw-steyt ]
/ traɪˈkɒs teɪt, -ˈkɔ steɪt /
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adjective Botany, Zoology.

having three ribs, costae, or raised lines.

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Origin of tricostate

First recorded in 1860–65; tri- + costate
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British Dictionary definitions for tricostate

tricostate
/ (traɪˈkɒsteɪt) /

adjective

biology having three ribs or riblike partstricostate leaves

Word Origin for tricostate

C19: from tri- + costate
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