trichotomous
adjective Etymology: Late Greek trichotomein to trisect, from Greek tricha in three (akin to treis three) + -tomein (akin to temnein to cut) — more at three, tome Date: 1800 divided or dividing into three parts or into threes <
trichotomous branching
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