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tripterous

[ trip-ter-uhs ]
/ ˈtrɪp tər əs /
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adjective Botany.
three-winged; having three wings or winglike expansions.
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Origin of tripterous

1865–70; <Greek tripteros;see tri-, -pterous
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British Dictionary definitions for tripterous

tripterous
/ (ˈtrɪptərəs) /

adjective
(of fruits, seeds, etc) having three winglike extensions or parts

Word Origin for tripterous

C19: from tri- + Greek -pteros, from pteron wing
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