Trigeminous
Trigeminous Tri*gem"i*nous, a. [L. trigeminus born three together; tri- (see {Tri-}) + geminus twin. Cf. {Tergeminous}.] Born three together; being one of three born at the same birth; also, threefold. --E. Phillip?. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tergeminous — Ter*gem i*nous, a. [L. tergeminus; ter thrice + geminus doubled at birth, twin born. Cf. {Trigeminous}.] Threefold; thrice paired. Blount. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trigeminal — Tri*gem i*nal, a. [See {Trigeminous}.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the fifth pair of cranial nerves, which divide on each side of the head into three main branches distributed to the orbits, jaws, and parts of the mouth; trifacial …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trigeminal —   a. pertaining to pair of nerves from cranium to jaw.    ♦ trigeminous, a. (one of) three born together; threefold …   Dictionary of difficult words

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