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trifoliolate

[trahy-foh-lee-uh-leyt] /traɪˈfoʊ li əˌleɪt/
adjective, Botany
1.
having three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
2.
having leaves with three leaflets, as a plant.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; tri- + foliolate
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  • For soybeans and beans, replicas matched the shape of terminal leaflets of the trifoliolate leaves.
  • For the hardening processes to be effective, plants need to develop several trifoliolate leaves before winter.
  • Estimating the area of trifoliolate and unequally imparipinnate leaves of strawberry.

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