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triradiate

[ trahy-rey-dee-it, -eyt ]
/ traɪˈreɪ di ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
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adjective
having three rays or raylike processes.
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Also tri·ra·di·at·ed [trahy-rey-dee-ey-tid] /traɪˈreɪ diˌeɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of triradiate

1840–50; tri- + radiate (adj.)

OTHER WORDS FROM triradiate

tri·ra·di·ate·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for triradiate

triradiate
/ (traɪˈreɪdɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

adjective
biology having or consisting of three rays or radiating branches

Derived forms of triradiate

triradiately, adverb
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