trituberculy

noun
tri·​tu·​ber·​cu·​ly | \ -lē \
plural -es

Definition of trituberculy

: the state of being tritubercular or showing evidence of having developed from a tritubercular ancestral type used especially in reference to a theory of the origin of mammalian molar teeth supposing them to have developed through tritubercular forms — compare multituberculy

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History and Etymology for trituberculy

trituberculate + -y

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“Trituberculy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trituberculy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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