bifid

[ bahy-fid ]
/ ˈbaɪ fɪd /

adjective

separated or cleft into two equal parts or lobes.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM bifid

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 of bifid

bifidity, nounbifidly, adverb

Word Origin for bifid

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

bifid
[ bīfĭd ]

adj.

Forked or split into two parts.
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