trigone

[ trahy-gohn ]
/ ˈtraɪ goʊn /
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noun

Also trigonum. Anatomy.
  1. a triangular part or area.
  2. 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.

Nearby words

  1. trigon,
  2. trigon.,
  3. trigonal,
  4. trigonal trisoctahedron,
  5. trigonally,
  6. trigone of bladder,
  7. trigonid,
  8. trigonitis,
  9. trigonocephaly,
  10. trigonometric equation

Origin of trigone

1825–35; < French < Latin trigōnum triangle; see trigon

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Medicine definitions for trigone

trigone

[ trīgōn′ ]

n.

A triangle or trigonum.
The first three dominant cusps of an upper molar tooth.
Related formstri•gonal adj.


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