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tri-

Syllabification: tri-

Definition of tri- in English:

combiningForm

1Three; having three: triathlon
1.1 Chemistry (In names of compounds) containing three atoms or groups of a specified kind: trichloroethane

Origin

from Latin and Greek, from Latin tres, Greek treis 'three'.

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