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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:
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
Translations
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bi·fur·ca·tion

n. bifurcación, división en dos ramas o direcciones.
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