trimester


trimester
trimester [trī mes′tər, trī′mes΄tər]
n.
[Fr trimestre < L trimestris, of three months < tri-, three + mensis, month: see MOON]
1. a period or term of three months; specif., any of the three three-month periods of a human pregnancy
2. in some colleges and universities, any of the three periods into which the academic year is divided

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