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Pronunciation: (trip'ul-tāl"), [key]
1. a large food fish, Lobotes surinamensis, inhabiting the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, having the lobes of its dorsal and anal fins extending backward and, with the caudal fin, suggesting a three-lobed tail.
2. any similar fishes of the genus Lobotes, of the Pacific and Indian oceans.

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