triclad

noun

tri·​clad ˈtrī-ˌklad How to pronounce triclad (audio)
: any of an order (Tricladida) of turbellarian flatworms (such as a planarian) having an intestine with one anterior and two posterior branches
triclad adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triclad was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Triclad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triclad. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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