a.1.Having four lobes; as, a quadrilobate leaf.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Previously the age of this succession had been regarded as wholly Early Devonian (Lochkovian or Pragian), based principally on an undescribed ostracod, which Berdan (1990) considered to belong to a quadrilobate beyrichiacean form allied to Cornikloedenina; but it is more like Carinokloedenia from the Pragian of Podolia and the Lochkovian of northern France.
Although cross-shaped phytoliths could sometimes be described as quadrilobate, they are here included among bilobate forms.
It is inspired by the Venus of Willendorf, primeval symbol of female fecundity, as well as by the completely male, quadrilobate design of the tsuba, the Japanese sword guard.