Tricostate
Tricostate \Tri*cos"tate\, a. [Pref. tri- + costate.] (Bot.) Three-ribbed; having three ribs from the base. [1913 Webster]

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  • tricostate — [trī käs′tāt΄] adj. [ TRI + COSTATE] Biol. having three ribs or riblike parts …   English World dictionary

  • tricostate — (ˈ)trī+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tri + costate : having three costae * * * /truy kos tayt, kaw stayt/, adj. Bot., Zool. having three ribs, costae, or raised lines. [1860 65; TRI + COSTATE] * * * tricostate /trī… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tricostate — adj. [Gr. treis, three; costa, rib] Having three ribs or ridges …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tricostate — /truy kos tayt, kaw stayt/, adj. Bot., Zool. having three ribs, costae, or raised lines. [1860 65; TRI + COSTATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tricostate — tri·costate …   English syllables

  • tricostate — tri•cos•tate [[t]traɪˈkɒs teɪt, ˈkɔ steɪt[/t]] adj. bot zool. (of a plant or animal) having three ribs, costae, or raised lines • Etymology: 1860–65; tri +costatehaving ribs < Lcostātus=cost(a)rib + ātus ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • tricostate — /traɪˈkɒsteɪt/ (say truy kostayt) adjective having three ribs, costae, or raised lines. {tri + costate} …   Australian English dictionary

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