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quadrifid

[kwod-ruh-fid] /ˈkwɒd rə fɪd/
adjective
1.
cleft into four parts or lobes.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin quadrifidus. See quadri-, -fid
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quadrifid

/ˈkwɒdrɪfɪd/
adjective
1.
(botany) divided into four lobes or other parts: quadrifid leaves
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Word Origin and History for quadrifid
adj.

"divided in four parts," 1660s, from quadri- + -fid.

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