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tri·fur·cate

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

tri′fur·ca′tion n.
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trifurcate

(ˈtraɪfɜːkɪt; -ˌkeɪt) or

trifurcated

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

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

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to divide into three forks or branches.
adj.
2. Also, tri•fur′cat•ed. divided into three forks or branches.
[1650–60]
tri`fur•ca′tion, n.
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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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Prehilar Origin of Upper Segmental Artery which also gives a Polar Branch (Blue Arrow), and Main Renal Artery Trifurcates into Middle, Lower and Posterior Segmental Branch
At the exit of the tunnel, it trifurcates into a deep peroneal nerve, a superficial peroneal nerve, and an articular branch, which extends to the proximal tibiofibular joint.
Instead, its only fascicle trifurcates or quadrifurcates at the distal third of the thigh, as seen by two other groups.