bifurcated


verb (used with or without object), bi·fur·cat·ed, bi·fur·cat·ing.

  1. to divide or fork into two branches.

adjective

  1. divided into two branches.

verb (ˈbaɪfəˌkeɪt)

  1. to fork or divide into two parts or branches

adjective (ɪbaɪˈfəˌkeɪt, -kɪt)

  1. forked or divided into two sections or branches
v.

1610s, from Medieval Latin bifurcatus, from Latin bi- (see bi-) + furca, the root of fork. Related: Bifurcated; bifurcating.

adj.

1835, from Medieval Latin bifurcatus, from Latin bi- (see bi-) + furca, the root of fork (n.).

v.

  1. To divide into two parts or branches.

adj.

  1. Forked or divided into two parts or branches.

  1. Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers or the tongues of snakes.

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