- separated or cleft into two equal parts or lobes.
Origin of bifid
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Canes thick, light to dark brown; tendrils continuous, bifid.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Four apophyses of each spine simply forked (or partly with bifid fork-branches); each spine with eight to twelve sutural condyles.
The limb of the corolla (b) is five-cleft, and the style (c) bifid.Botany for Ladies
The body is much attenuated towards the tail, which is bifid.New Zealand Moths and Butterflies
G. V. Hudson
The long slender awn is inserted below the bifid tip of the palea.Grasses
H. Marshall Ward
- divided into two lobes by a median cleftbifid leaves
C17: from Latin bifidus from bi- 1 + -fidus, from findere to split
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Word Origin and History for bifid
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- Forked or split into two parts.
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