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 (bī′fər-kāt′, bī-fûr′-)
v. bi·fur·cat·ed, bi·fur·cat·ing, bi·fur·cates
To divide into two parts or branches.
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.
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Noun1.bifurcation - a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)bifurcation - a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
bifurcation - the place where something divides into two branches
ramification, branch, leg - a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"
2.bifurcation - the place where something divides into two branchesbifurcation - the place where something divides into two branches
forking, furcation - the place where something divides into branches
bifurcation - a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
3.bifurcation - the act of splitting into two branchesbifurcation - the act of splitting into two branches
branching, ramification, fork, forking - the act of branching out or dividing into branches
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n. bifurcación, división en dos ramas o direcciones.
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He looked about him sullenly; and when I pointed out in the distance the rounded front of the Eastern Hotel at the bifurcation of two very broad, mean, shabby thoroughfares, rising like a grey stucco tower above the lowly roofs of the dirty-yellow, two-storey houses, he only grunted disapprovingly.
We improved the model in [20], and the research presented is a new step about our system in studied from the view point of high co-dimensional bifurcations. The study will help understanding the interpreting biological phenomena in theory.
Bifurcations throughout the vascular system are among the most common locations that atherosclerosis may form (2).
They studied the bifurcations caused by leakage conductance [[bar.g].sub.l] and sodium ions antielectromotive force when ELF external electric field was considered.
Equilibria and Bifurcations. Here we give a brief description of the discontinuity-induced bifurcations (bifurcations where the discontinuity of the Filippov systems plays an essential role) of equilibria appearing in planar Filippov system.
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