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trifurcate

[trahy-fur-keyt, trahy-fer-keyt; adjective trahy-fur-kit, trahy-fer-]
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verb (used without object), tri·fur·cat·ed, tri·fur·cat·ing.
  1. to divide into three forks or branches.
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adjective
  1. Also tri·fur·cat·ed. divided into three forks or branches.
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Origin of trifurcate

First recorded in 1650–60; see origin at tri-, furcate
Related formstri·fur·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for trifurcation

trifurcate

trifurcated

adjective
  1. having three branches or forks
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Derived Formstrifurcation, noun

Word Origin

from Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca a fork
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trifurcation in Medicine

trifurcation

(trī′fər-kāshən)
n.
  1. A division into three branches.
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Related formstri•furcate v.
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