trilobite etymology

English word trilobite comes from English tri-, English -ite, English lobe

Detailed word origin of trilobite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives (biology) Used to form nouns denoting segments or components of the body or an organ of the body.. (chemistry) Used to form names of certain chemical compounds, especially salts or esters of acids whose name ends in -ous.. (chiefly, US) Used to form demonyms.. (sometimes, pejorative) Used to form nouns denoting followers or adherents of a specified person, idea, doctrine, [...]
lobe English (eng) (anatomy) A clear division of an organ that can be determined at the gross anatomy level, especially one of the parts of the brain, liver or lung.. (figure skating) A semicircular pattern left on the ice as the skater travels across it.. Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form.
trilobite English (eng) An extinct arthropod of the class Trilobita, whose body had three large lobes.

Words with the same origin as trilobite

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
Descendants of -ite
Heracleonite Jainite Odessite andesite aphrodite bauxite carbonite cavorite coltan cordite jeffersonite kambaldaite kryptonite magnetite meteorite muscovite nanite noonkanbahite orichalcum saliotite samsonite silicate socialite sodomite
Descendants of lobe
lobal lobation lobing lobotomy lobule