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tridentate

[ trahy-den-teyt ]
/ traɪˈdɛn teɪt /
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adjective
having three teeth or toothlike parts or processes.
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Origin of tridentate

First recorded in 1745–55; trident + -ate1
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How to use tridentate in a sentence

  • 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

tridentate

tridental

/ (traɪˈdɛnteɪt) /

adjective
anatomy botany having three prongs, teeth, or points
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Medical definitions for tridentate

tridentate
[ trī-dĕntāt′ ]

adj.
Three-toothed; three-pronged.
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