tricostate


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tri·cos·tate

 (trī-kŏs′tāt′)
adj.
Having three costae.

tricostate

(traɪˈkɒsteɪt)
adj
(Biology) biology having three ribs or riblike parts: tricostate leaves.
[C19: from tri- + costate]

tri•cos•tate

(traɪˈkɒs teɪt, -ˈkɔ steɪt)

adj.
(of a plant or animal) having three ribs, costae, or raised lines.
[1860–65; tri- + costate having ribs < Latin costātus = cost(a) rib + -ātus -ate1]