[verb, adjective bahy-fer-keyt, bahy-fur-keyt; adjective bahy-fer-kit, bahy-fur-]
- to divide or fork into two branches.
- divided into two branches.
Origin of bifurcate
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Moreover, Ma'aleh Adumim was built where it is exactly to bifurcate the West Bank.A Bogus Defense Of E1 Construction
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Bifurcate, twice forked; or more commonly, forked into two branches.The Elements of Botany
The marginal spine next above the pedunculated operculum, bifurcate.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.
The largest class comprises those with the bifurcate spout, which serves at the same time for a handle.
From the single vessel with bifurcate spout we may pass to others in which there are two openings joined together by a handle.
The flaking used to bifurcate the stem appears to be of the same type as that used to bevel the stem edges.Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types
James W. Cambron
- to fork or divide into two parts or branches
- forked or divided into two sections or branches
C17: from Medieval Latin bifurcātus, from Latin bifurcus, from bi- 1 + furca fork
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Word Origin and History for bifurcate
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- To divide into two parts or branches.
- Forked or divided into two parts or branches.
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- Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers or the tongues of snakes.
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