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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Divided or cleft into three narrow parts or lobes: a trifid tail; a trifid organ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Divided into three lobes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cleft to the middle, or slightly beyond the middle, into three parts; three-cleft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Divided into three parts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. divided into three lobes

Etymologies

Latin trifidus : tri-, tri- + findere, fid-, to split.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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