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 (trī-fûr′kĭt, -kāt′, trī′fər-kāt′) also tri·fur·cat·ed (trī′fər-kā′tĭd)
Having three forks or branches: trifurcate antennae.

tri′fur·ca′tion n.


(ˈtraɪfɜːkɪt; -ˌkeɪt) or


having three branches or forks
[from Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca a fork]
ˌtrifurˈcation n


(traɪˈfɜr keɪt, ˈtraɪ fərˌkeɪt; adj. also -kɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to divide into three forks or branches.
2. Also, tri•fur′cat•ed. divided into three forks or branches.
tri`fur•ca′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.trifurcate - divide into threetrifurcate - divide into three; "The road trifurcates at the bridge"
furcate, branch, fork, ramify, separate - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
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In the dorsal aspect of the hand, the digital branches of the extensor digitorum (ED) tendon trifurcate distal to the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint.
The artisans of the Qing Dynasty and the Republic mainly used trifurcate handles as the asymmetrical shape design, they broke the symmetric handle shape requirements and changed some simple visual experiences of conventional handle feet.
Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius); aphids, Aphis gossypii (Glover); leafhopper, Amrasca biguttula biguttula (Ishida); leaf beetle, Cerotoma trifurcate (Forster); red cotton bug, Dyesdercus koenigii (Fabricius) are the major sucking insect pests recorded on cotton (Ashfaq et al.
Post-knee region of telopodite coiled or spiralled proximally, becoming lamellate before narrowing distally into a long thin extension with a trifurcate ending.
While federal minister Ajay Maken recently blamed the Dikshit government's decision to trifurcate the erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi into three corporations for the party's route in the recent municipal elections in the metropolis, the state unit president Jai Prakash Agarwal blamed non-cooperation from the Dikshit government for its failure as the rival Bharatiya Janata Party managed to come to power in all three municipal corporations.
Only concerted action by a trifurcate alliance between the innovator, educators and investors would tap into the innovative pool of talent and energise it to rise to the new level.
4D, E); right paramere enlarged, sickles-haped, apophysis with triangular medial process and trifurcate apex (Fig.
For example, the defense counsel should file motions to have the junior member appointed as the president; require random panel member selection; find per se unlawful command influence in the referral process; change the place of trial based on pretrial publicity; trifurcate the trial into a merits, aggravating factor, and sentencing phase to reduce panel member confusion; (221) allow an opening statement in the presenting proceeding because of potential panel member confusion; request certain instructions; request additional peremptory challenges and limit government peremptory challenges and challenges for cause; allow parole rules and statistics as mitigation; etc.
0 mm, the dorsalmost preopercular spine was very large and bifurcate; the dorsalmost spine may become trifurcate by the juvenile stage.
67 times longer than deep; subterminal tarsal setae trifurcate on legs I and II, and bifid on legs III and IV; metatarsus IV with single subproximal tactile seta; arolium longer than claws, not divided but slightly indented at middle and with distal ventral margins fringed.
In cross section, the distal centriole possesses radiating, satellite rays that extend to the adjacent cell plasmalemma and trifurcate to form a dense ring (Fig.
According to Pelham, this trifurcate molding technology has proved to reduce leakage of catheter assemblies, thus minimizing component rejections and assembly field failures.