triclad

noun
tri·​clad | \ ˈtrī-ˌklad How to pronounce triclad (audio) \

Definition of triclad

: any of an order (Tricladida) of turbellarian flatworms (such as a planarian) having an intestine with one anterior and two posterior branches

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triclad adjective

First Known Use of triclad

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triclad

New Latin Tricladida, ultimately from tri- + Greek klados branch — more at clad-

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“Triclad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triclad. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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