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tricolpate (not comparable)
- (botany, palynology, of a pollen) Having three grooves, or colpi, on each grain
- The pollen grains are tricolpate to tricolporoidate.
tricolpate (plural tricolpates)
- (botany, taxonomy) A plant with tricolpate (three-grooved) pollen
- The tricolpates are grouped into two clades.