trifurcate [trahy-fur-keyt, trahy-fer-keyt; adjective trahy-fur-kit, trahy-fer-] WORD ORIGIN verb (used without object), tri·fur·cat·ed, tri·fur·cat·ing. to divide into three forks or branches. adjective Also tri·fur·cat·ed. divided into three forks or branches.
Origin of trifurcate First recorded in 1650–60; see origin at, Related formstri·fur·ca·tion, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for trifurcation trifurcate trifurcated adjective having three branches or forks Derived Formstrifurcation, nounWord Origin for trifurcate from Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca a fork Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 trifurcation in Medicine trifurcation [trī′fər-kā′shən] n. A division into three branches. Related formstri•fur′cate v. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.