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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.
adjective
  1. Also tri·fur·cat·ed. divided into three forks or branches.

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
Derived Formstrifurcation, noun

Word Origin

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

trifurcation

([object Object])
n.
  1. A division into three branches.
Related formstri•furcate v.
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