[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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Examples from the Web for bifurcated
To be sure, a zillion Obama critics are dumping on the bifurcated break.Michelle Obama Stranded by Her Man as Barack Goes on a Golfing Weekend
February 16, 2013
Quindlen said she was avoiding the bifurcated view our culture has of relationships.Anna Quindlen on Staying Happily Married
April 29, 2010
Does not the sex that is bifurcated by day keep by night to its manly bifurcation?Journeys to Bagdad
Charles S. Brooks
She preserves the different tendencies that have bifurcated with their growth.Creative Evolution
They soon looked like a bifurcated dishrag, and taking them off, he threw them away.Memoirs of John R. Young
The ribs are short structures with bifurcated proximal ends.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
All he had done was to risk a harmless jest: So then, my friends, you are to be bifurcated!Two banks of the Seine
- 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 bifurcated
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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