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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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