adjective Botany.
having three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
having leaves with three leaflets, as a plant.

1820–30; tri- + foliolate Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
For soybeans and beans, replicas matched the shape of terminal leaflets of the trifoliolate leaves.
Estimating the area of trifoliolate and unequally imparipinnate leaves of strawberry.
For the hardening processes to be effective, plants need to develop several trifoliolate leaves before winter.
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