[trahy-fur-keyt, trahy-fer-keyt; adjective trahy-fur-kit, trahy-fer-]
- to divide into three forks or branches.
- Also tri·fur·cat·ed. divided into three forks or branches.
Origin of trifurcate
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- having three branches or forks
from Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca a fork
- A division into three branches.
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