bifurcate

[ verb, adjective bahy-fer-keyt, bahy-fur-keyt; adjective bahy-fer-kit, bahy-fur- ]SEE DEFINITION OF bifurcate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BIFURCATE

Bifurcate, twice forked; or more commonly, forked into two branches.

The marginal spine next above the pedunculated operculum, bifurcate.

The largest class comprises those with the bifurcate spout, which serves at the same time for a handle.

From the single vessel with bifurcate spout we may pass to others in which there are two openings joined together by a handle.

The flaking used to bifurcate the stem appears to be of the same type as that used to bevel the stem edges.

The roads from Cagnes to Grasse and Vence bifurcate at the foot of the hill on which the castle is built.

That spurt was sufficient to rob De Wet of his last impedimenta, to cause him to bifurcate in his flight.

The sulcus is bifurcate; the fork is near the base and almost gives the appearance of two sulci on some specimens.

There are often smaller gills between the others, and sometimes they are two-forked (bifurcate), and are connected by veins.

The dry conditions that open the cone and release the seeds cause the bifurcate base of the wing to grasp the nut more firmly.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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