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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.
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(ˈtraɪfɜːkɪt; -ˌkeɪt) or


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