ternately

ternate

[tur-nit, -neyt]
adjective
1.
consisting of three; arranged in threes.
2.
Botany.
a.
consisting of three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
b.
having leaves arranged in whorls of three, as a plant.

Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin ternātus. See tern2, -ate1

ternately, adverb
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ternate (ˈtɜːnɪt, -neɪt)
 
adj
1.  (esp of a leaf) consisting of three leaflets or other parts
2.  (esp of plants) having groups of three members
 
[C18: from New Latin ternātus, from Medieval Latin ternāre to increase threefold]
 
'ternately
 
adv

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