[ trahy-gohn ]
/ ˈtraɪ goʊn /
Also trigonum. Anatomy.
- a triangular part or area.
- the area on the floor of the urinary bladder between the opening of the urethra in front and the two ureters at the sides.
Botany. a thickened area where three or more plant cells come together.
Origin of trigone
1825–35; < French < Latin trigōnum triangle; see trigon
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Examples from the Web for trigone
On the left side of the trigone a tumor with a broad base was seen, which resembled somewhat a strawberry in size and form.
The trigone was covered by a mass consisting of pointed papill.
Medicine definitions for trigone
[ trī′gōn′ ]
A triangle or trigonum.
The first three dominant cusps of an upper molar tooth.
Related formstri•go′nal adj.
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