Definition of Triquetrous

1. a. Three sided, the sides being plane or concave; having three salient angles or edges; trigonal.



Definition of Triquetrous

1. Adjective. Having three corners or sides; triangular. ¹

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Definition of Triquetrous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Triquetrous

1. Triangular in cross-section and acutely-angled, with three distinct longitudinal ridges. Compare: trigonous. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triquetrous

tripus
tripwire
tripwires
tripy
triquadrantal
triquark
triquarks
triquetra
triquetrae
triquetral
triquetral bone
triquetral bones
triquetral fracture
triquetrals
triquetras
triquetrous (current term)
triquetrous cartilage
triquetrous leek
triquetrum
triracial
triradial
triradially
triradiate
triradiated
triradical
triradicals
triradius
trirectangular
trireme
triremes

Literary usage of Triquetrous

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1. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"tin l lo 2 foot bigh, elender, often decumbent, triquetrous, scabrous at»v<> ... Culm 1 to 2 feet hich, rather slender, triquetrous, scabrous above, leafy. ..."

2. Hand-book of Indian Flora: Being a Guide to All the Flowering Plants by Herber Drury (1864)
"... triangular-oblong, marked with the impressions of the stamens, triquetrous above ... inner ones shortly triquetrous at the apex: ovary strigose: stamens ..."

3. The British Flower Garden: Containing Coloured Figures and Descriptions of ...by Robert Sweet by Robert Sweet (1838)
"Style triquetrous, longer than the stamens. Stigma 3-lobed, fimbriate. ... 3. The triquetrous Germen, terminated by the Style and 3-lobed fimbriate Stigma. ..."

4. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1849)
"Petal* six ; outer ones linear- oblong, narrow, triquetrous at the apex, somewhat concave at the base, nearly closed, inner petals merely rudimentary scales ..."

5. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants by James Sowerby, John Thomas Boswell, Phebe Lankester, John William Salter (1870)
"... rarely dim, usually ribbed, with a beak of variable length. Stigmas 3. Xut trigonous or triquetrous, rather loosely covered by the peri- ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"4-6, triquetrous, thickened from the base to ihr middle, but tapering to the apex. ... Stemless: Ivs. curved-triquetrous upwards, with u recurved muero or ..."

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