Definition of ternately in English:

ternately

adverb

Botany
  • See ternate

    • ‘Ternately compound leaves come in threes, such as poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans).’
    • ‘The plant has ferny, pinnately or ternately decompound leaves and produces compound umbels with small white or pinkish flowers that are attractive to bees.’
    • ‘The leaf is usually ternately divided, the petiolule about equalling the blade in length.’