Origin of tricrotic; from Classical Greek trikrotos, (rowed) with triple stroke (; from tri-, tri- + krotein, to beat ; from Indo-European an unverified form kret-, to strike from source Old English hrindan, to push) + -ic
Origin of tricroticFrom Greek trikrotos, having a triple beat : tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + krotein, to beat.
(comparative more tricrotic, superlative most tricrotic)
- (physiology) Of or pertaining to tricrotism; characterized by tricrotism.
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