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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
Bifurcations were classified according to the Medina classification whereby the proximal MV, distal MV, and SB components of the bifurcation are each assigned a score of 1 or 0 depending on the presence or absence of >50% stenosis.
Coronary bifurcations a type of coronary artery narrowing are best treated with a technique known as culotte stenting, as opposed to T-and-protrusion (TAP) stenting, when there is need for a side-branch stent according to results of the BBK II (Bifurcations Bad Krozingen) trial.
Without control, model (5) undergoes Neimark-Sacker bifurcations at the point (0.
Di Egidio, "Multiple timescales analysis for 1:2 and 1:3 resonant Hopf bifurcations," Nonlinear Dynamics, vol.
Among the topics are basic concepts and linearized problems of systems, an isochronous center in a complex domain, the theory of center-focus and bifurcation of limit cycles for a class of multiple singular points, local and non-local bifurcations of perturbed Zq-equivalent Hamiltonian vector fields, and center-focus problems and bifurcations of limit cycles for three-multiple nilpotent singular points.
Bifurcations throughout the vascular system are among the most common locations that atherosclerosis may form (2).
Table 2 shows the types of mandibular canal bifurcations found in the study, as follows:
613548 value, after quasistatically perturbation near to this equilibrium point the appearance of further bifurcations of periodic orbits(PDB-1, PDB-3 and PDB-5) are also detected and demonstrated in bifurcation diagram.
One 1T and one 5T bifurcation group with Andronov-Hopf bifurcations, several symmetry breakings, period doublings and rare attractor P5 RA (Fig.
Bifurcation lesions occur in approximately 20% of patients that are treated for ischemic heart disease with coronary angioplasty and stenting, the company said and added that recent clinical studies, such as SYNTAX and LEADERS, have shown that lesions located at vessel bifurcations increase the frequency of major adverse cardiac events by as much as 40% compared to lesions in straight vessel segments.