Meaning of TRINOMIAL in English


[ trʌɪ'nəʊmɪəl ]

■ adjective

1》 (of an algebraic expression) consisting of three terms.

2》 Biology (of a taxonomic name) consisting of three terms where the first is the name of the genus, the second that of the species, and the third that of the subspecies or variety.

■ noun a ~ expression or taxonomic name.


C17: from tri- , on the pattern of binomial .

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