trilobate or tri·lo·bat·ed [trahy-loh-beyt, trahy-luh-beyt or trahy-loh-bey-tid, trahy-luh-bey-tid] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective having three lobes.
Origin of trilobate First recorded in 1765–75;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for trilobate Historical Examples of trilobate
The nose is often twisted in epileptics, flattened and trilobate in cretins.
The trilobate roof of the nave was medival, but has lately been restored.
F. Hamilton Jackson
Just behind the mandibles are the maxillæ, which are trilobate at the end, as in the three orders of insects above named.
Alpheus Spring Packard
The importance of the trilobate form of the trilobite is very much overestimated.
Percy Edward Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for trilobate trilobate adjective (esp of a leaf) consisting of or having three lobes or parts Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 trilobate in Medicine trilobate [trī-lō′bāt′] adj. Having three lobes. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.