Definition of ternate in English:

ternate

Line breaks: tern|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːneɪt/

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adjective

Botany
Arranged in threes, especially (of a compound leaf) having three leaflets.

Origin

mid 18th century: from modern Latin ternatus, from medieval Latin ternare 'make threefold', from terni 'three at once'.

Derivatives

ternately

adverb

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