- to divide or fork into two branches.
- divided into two branches.
Origin of bifurcate
Related Words for bifurcationconsequence, upshot, complication, pair, double, couple, team, subdivision, extension, division, outgrowth, sequel, partition, radiation, excrescence, branch, offshoot, divarication, breaking, result
Examples from the Web for bifurcation
Contemporary Examples of bifurcation
Oddly enough this bifurcation resonates beyond just the speed of our Internet connection.The Internet Splits in Two
December 21, 2010
Historical Examples of bifurcation
Bifurcation: a forking or division into two: the point at which a forking occurs.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The bifurcation at the pasterns, and the two larger pasterns to each foot.Cattle and Their Diseases
But in other species the ramification of the apophyses assumes more the form of bifurcation or of irregular branching.
On the left the bifurcation of Mont-sous-les-Cotes is passed.Verdun Argonne-Metz 1914-1918
Bifurcation at the pasterns, and the two larger pasterns to each foot.Domestic Animals
Richard L. Allen
- to fork or divide into two parts or branches
- forked or divided into two sections or branches
Word Origin for bifurcate
Word Origin and History for bifurcation
1610s, "the point at which something splits in two," noun of action from bifurcate (v.). Meaning "division into two forks" is from 1640s.
- A division into two branches; a forking.
- To divide into two parts or branches.
- Forked or divided into two parts or branches.
- Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers or the tongues of snakes.