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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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Noun1.trifurcation - the act of splitting into three branches
branching, ramification, fork, forking - the act of branching out or dividing into branches
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Gupkar declaration was released which described the modification, abrogation of article 35a, 370, unconstitutional delimitation or trifurcation of the state as an aggression against the people of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh.
The demand for the trifurcation of valley to separate Ladhak from Jammu and Kashmir originally started in 1951, when Syama Prasad Mukherjee the architect of Jana Sangh the BJP's predecessor kicked off the idea of abrogating Article 370 (which had given special provision to Jammu and Kashmir) from the Indian Constitution because the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its front bodies did not want to live with the Muslims.
"Modification, abrogation of Article 35A, Article 370, constitutional delimitation and trifurcation of the state would be an aggression against the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh," National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, reading the declaration, said.
As the officials remained tight-lipped over the development, reports said that the people were scared as social media was abuzz with rumours about trifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir or abrogation of Article 35-A.
It is pertinent to mention that all these incidents gained momentum after some speakers in January this year at a so called conclave on trifurcation organized in Hindu-majority occupied Jammu city openly advocated for creating fear psychosis among Kashmiri Muslims in various Indian states.
Though legal experts of India and IoK High Court have clarified the permanent status of Article 370 of Indian Constitution, BJP's agenda of trifurcation is still on table.
Seven patients had third molars below the trifurcation line of second molars, and to achieve less resistance during distalization, these teeth were extracted.
According to PMO officials, the Modi government was working out a scheme that would lead to the trifurcation of the disputed state.
Trifurcation matrix is shown is (c) part of (Fig-7 c).
Chronic total occlusion of the popliteal artery and proximal trifurcation vessels 4
Among seven types of anatomic variants, type 3a with drainage of the RP duct into the LHD was the most common, followed by type 2 (trifurcation), which were present in 16.8% and 13.9% of PD patients, respectively.