Definition of trifid in English:

trifid

Syllabification: tri·fid
Pronunciation: /ˈtrīfid
 
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adjective

chiefly Biology
  • Partly or wholly split into three divisions or lobes.
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    • The suture is quadrilobate and of modest complexity, with two trifid lobes represented on the flanks, margined by bifid saddles.
    • Miloradovich also recognized these cardinal process types, and noted that the median lobe of the massive, trifid cardinal process often is recurved dorsally.
    • The trifid third and bifid fourth lobes are incompletely separated by a lower and smaller fourth lateral saddle.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin trifidus, from tri- 'three' + fid- 'split, divided' (from the verb findere).

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