tridentate

[trahy-den-teyt]
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adjective

having three teeth or toothlike parts or processes.

Nearby words

  1. tridacna,
  2. tridactyl,
  3. tridarn cupboard,
  4. trident,
  5. tridental,
  6. tridentine,
  7. tridentum,
  8. tridermic,
  9. tridimensional,
  10. triduum

Origin of tridentate

First recorded in 1745–55; trident + -ate1

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Examples from the Web for 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

tridentate

tridental

adjective

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

tridentate

[trī-dĕntāt′]

adj.

Three-toothed; three-pronged.

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