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bi·fur·cate

 (bī′fər-kāt′, bī-fûr′-)
v. bi·fur·cat·ed, bi·fur·cat·ing, bi·fur·cates
v.tr.
To divide into two parts or branches.
v.intr.
To separate into two parts or branches; fork.
adj. (-kāt′, -kĭt)
Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers.

[Medieval Latin bifurcāre, bifurcāt-, to divide, from Latin bifurcus, two-pronged : bi-, two; see bi-1 + furca, fork.]

bi′fur·cate′ly adv.
bi′fur·ca′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bifurcated - divided into or made up of two partsbifurcated - divided into or made up of two parts; "socially bifurcated populations"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
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