biforate

[ bahy-fawr-eyt, -fohr-, bahy-fuh-reyt, bif-uh- ]
/ baɪˈfɔr eɪt, -ˈfoʊr-, ˈbaɪ fəˌreɪt, ˈbɪf ə- /

adjective Biology.

having two pores or perforations.

Nearby words

  1. bifocaled,
  2. bifocals,
  3. bifold,
  4. bifoliate,
  5. bifoliolate,
  6. biforked,
  7. biform,
  8. bifrost,
  9. bifter,
  10. bifunctional

Origin of biforate

1835–45; bi-1 + Latin forātus perforated, past participle of forāre to bore

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British Dictionary definitions for biforate

biforate

/ (ˈbaɪfəˌreɪt) /

adjective

biology having two openings, pores, or perforations

Word Origin for biforate

C19: from New Latin biforātus, from bi- 1 + forāre to pierce

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Medicine definitions for biforate

biforate

[ bī-fôrāt′ ]

adj.

Having two openings.

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