Origin of tridentate

First recorded in 1745–55; trident + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tridentate

Historical Examples of tridentate

  • The maxillæ; end in a tridentate lacinia as usual, though the palpi and galea I have not yet studied.

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British Dictionary definitions for tridentate



  1. anatomy botany having three prongs, teeth, or points
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tridentate in Medicine


  1. Three-toothed; three-pronged.
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