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trinomial

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noun tri·no·mi·al \trī-ˈnō-mē-əl\

Definition of trinomial

  1. 1 :  a polynomial of three terms

  2. 2 :  a biological taxonomic name of three terms of which the first designates the genus, the second the species, and the third the subspecies or variety



Origin and Etymology of trinomial

tri- + -nomial (as in binomial)


First Known Use: 1674


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trinomial

adjective tri·no·mi·al

Definition of trinomial

  1. 1 :  consisting of three mathematical terms

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a biological trinomial



Circa 1704

First Known Use of trinomial

circa 1704


Medical Dictionary

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trinomial

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noun tri·no·mi·al \trī-ˈnō-mē-əl\

Medical Definition of trinomial

  1. :  a trinomial name




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trinomial

adjective tri·no·mi·al

Medical Definition of trinomial

  1. 1:  being a name belonging to botanical or zoological nomenclature composed of a first term designating the genus, a second term designating the species, and a third term designating the subspecies or variety to which an organism belongs

  2. 2:  of or relating to trinomials <trinomial nomenclature>




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