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Other words from trifurcationtri•fur′cate v.
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What does trifurcation mean?
Trifurcation is the act of splitting something into three parts or branches, or the process of it splitting in such a way.
It can also refer to something that forks or has been split into three parts.
Trifurcation is based on the verb trifurcate, which means to divide or fork into three branches. These words are most often used in technical and scientific contexts, such as engineering and medicine.
The related and more common word bifurcation means the act of dividing or forking into two parts or branches, or something that has forked or been divided in such a way.
Example: The hiking trail has a trifurcation after about four miles, so make sure you go down the middle path and not the ones on the right or left.
Where does trifurcation come from?
The first records of the word trifurcation come from the 1800s. The verb trifurcate is recorded earlier and comes from the Latin trifurcus, from the prefix tri-, meaning “three,” and furc(a), meaning “fork” (as in a fork in the road or a river).
Trifurcation is used in many contexts in which structures are discussed in technical or scientific terms. Trifurcations can be found throughout nature in things like plants, rivers, even parts of the human body that fork into three different channels, such as some arteries of the heart.
Trifurcations can also happen to entities like organizations or governments that are split into three different parts or factions.
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What are some other forms related to trifurcation?
- trifurcate (verb)
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How is trifurcation used in real life?
Trifurcation is usually used in technical or scientific contexts, but it can be used in any situation in which something is divided into three parts.
The #AndhraPradesh government's plans for trifurcation of the state capital may have to wait as the high court on Thursday extended the status quo till September 21.
Photo: IANS (File) pic.twitter.com/5Jt3igzlG2
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) August 27, 2020
4 We recommend the 3-point protocol
1⃣ Saphenofemoral Junction
2⃣ Bifurcation of CFV into Deep Femoral Vein and Femoral Vein
3⃣ Popliteal Vein up to the trifurcation
This figure shows the differences b/n protocols pic.twitter.com/eSAvdAd3bQ
— POCUS 101 (@Pocus101) August 26, 2020
Try using trifurcation!
Which of the following things would be likely to have a trifurcation in it?
A. a tree limb
B. an artery
C. a river
D. all of the above