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trifid

 [tri´fid]
split into three parts.

tri·fid

(trī'fid),
Split into three parts.
[L. trifidus, three-cleft]

trifid

/tri·fid/ (tri´fid) split into three parts.

trifid

(trī′fĭd′)
adj.
Divided or cleft into three narrow parts or lobes: a trifid tail.

tri·fid

(trī'fid)
Split into three.
[L. trifidus, three-cleft]

trifid

split into three.

tri·fid

(trī'fid)
Split into three parts.
[L. trifidus, three-cleft]

trifid

split into three parts.
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The French astronomer Charles Messier first observed the Trifid Nebula in June 1764, recording the hazy, glowing object as entry number 20 in his renowned catalogue.
Shape of paraprocts (males): entire (0), bifid (1), trifid (2).
Styles trifid or some bifid in the same spikelet; achenes plano-convex, slightly trigonous or biconvex, minutely reticulate 2 2.
Ovary 3-4 x 2 mm; style erect, up to 13 mm long; stigma trifid, 2.
The fork is of three brass wires, intertwined on the handle One end is formed into a trifid, and the wires are splayed and flattened to form the tines on the other.
NASA scientists analyzing data from the Hubble Space Telescope see unusual activity in the Trifid Nebula.
the arrangement of septa (with 17 septa, two of them bifid and two incomplet in the new species; 17 septa, two of them trifid in S.
The lower incisors of LSUMZ 21484 are unworn and are clearly trifid with smaller, but distinct, middle cusps wedged between lateral lobes.
I enjoyed Howard Banich's column about the Trifid Nebula (S&T: June 2016, p.