triquetrous

[trahy-kwee-truh s, -kwe-]

Origin of triquetrous

1650–60; < Latin triquetrus triangular, equivalent to tri- tri- + -quetrus cornered
Related formssub·tri·que·trous, adjective
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triquetrous

adjective
  1. triangular, esp in cross sectiona triquetrous stem

Word Origin for triquetrous

C17: from Latin triquetrus having three corners
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