tri-, tre-

(Greek > Latin: a numerical prefix meaning, three, thrice, threefold; triple; a word element for number 3)

1. In genetics, having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus.
2. Possessing three representatives of each chromosome.
The presence of three haploid sets of chromosomes, instead of two, in all cells; results in fetal or neonatal death.
Visual defect in which three images of the same object are seen.
1. A three-legged vessel; a pot or cauldron resting on three legs; a similar ornamental vessel, often presented as a prize, or as a votive offering.
2. A seat, table, or other similar structure with three legs; especially, a three-legged stool.
3. A three-legged support of any kind; especially, a frame or stand with three (diverging) legs, usually hinged at the top, for supporting a camera, compass, or other apparatus.
4. Having or resting upon three feet or legs; three-footed, three-legged; of the form of a tripod.
A quadruped whacks a biped knocking him off his tripodal seat.
A quadruped whacks a biped off his tripodal seat.

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Of the form of, or pertaining to, a tripod; three-footed, three-legged.
Condition seen in conjoined twins when fusion has merged the lower extremities on the joined sides to form a single foot, so that there are only three feet for the two bodies.
1. A historical region of northern Africa roughly coextensive with the ancient region of Tripolitania.
2. Capital of Libya and the largest city in the country, located in northwestern Libya.
3. Literally, Latin for "three cities".
Tripolitania, Tripolitanian
A historical region of northern Africa bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. Originally a Phoenician colony, it was later held by Carthage, Numidia, and Rome (after 46 B.C.).

Tripolitania fell to the Vandals in A.D. 435, to the Arabs in the seventh century, and finally to the Ottoman Turks in 1553.

Fetus with three heads fused, leaving only parts of three faces.
triradial, triradiate
Radiating in three directions.
In ancient Greece, a vessel with three banks of oars on each side.
To divide or cut into three parts; especially, into three equal parts.
One of three parts.

Cross references of word families that are related, partially or totally, to: "three, third": terce-; terti-; trigono-; trito-.