adjective Date: 1846 having three rays or radiating branches <
a triradiate sponge spicule

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  • Triradiate — Tri*ra di*ate, Triradiated Tri*ra di*a ted, a. [Pref. tri + radiate.] Having three rays. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • triradiate — [trī rā′dē it, trī rā′dēāt΄] adj. having three rays or raylike projections triradiately adv …   English World dictionary

  • triradiate — (s) adj. [L. tres, three; radius, spoke of wheel] 1. Having three radiating process. 2. (PORIFERA) Spicules having the three rays somewhat in the same plane; see sagittal triradiates …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • triradiate — triradiately, adv. /truy ray dee it, ayt /, adj. having three rays or raylike processes. Also, triradiated. [1840 50; TRI + RADIATE (adj.)] * * * …   Universalium

  • triradiate — tri·ra·di·ate (tri raґde āt) [tri + L. radiatus rayed] having three rays; radiating in three directions; called also triradial …   Medical dictionary

  • triradiate — tri·radiate …   English syllables

  • triradiate — /traɪˈreɪdiət/ (say truy raydeeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) adjective having, or consisting of, three rays or ray like processes. Also, triradiated. –triradiately, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • triradiate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Triradiate pelvic girdle — The Triradiate pelvic girdle is a shared feature common to archosaurs. The pelvis has three prongs, with an elongate pubis and ischium. This feature first appeared in the Erythrosuchidae, large basal archosaurian predators of the early Triassic… …   Wikipedia

  • triradiate cartilage — a secondary ossification center of the hip bone, occurring as a Y shaped strip in the floor of the acetabulum …   Medical dictionary

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