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ter•nate



Pronunciation: (tûr'nit, -nāt), [key]
adj.
1. consisting of three; arranged in threes.
2. Bot.
a. consisting of three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
b. having leaves arranged in whorls of three, as a plant.

Ter•na•te



Pronunciation: (ter-nä'te; Eng. tur-nä'tē), [key]
n.
an island in E Indonesia, W of Halmahera: important source of spices. 53 sq. mi. (137 sq. km).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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