bifid

[ bahy-fid ]
/ ˈbaɪ fɪd /

adjective

separated or cleft into two equal parts or lobes.

Origin of bifid

1655–65; < Latin bifidus, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + fid- (variant stem of findere to split; akin to bite) + -us adj. suffix

Related forms

bi·fid·i·ty, nounbi·fid·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bifid

bifid

/ (ˈbaɪfɪd) /

adjective

divided into two lobes by a median cleftbifid leaves

Derived Forms

bifidity, nounbifidly, adverb

Word Origin for bifid

C17: from Latin bifidus from bi- 1 + -fidus, from findere to split
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Medicine definitions for bifid

bifid

[ bīfĭd ]

adj.

Forked or split into two parts.

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