Bifurcate meaning

bīfər-kāt, bī-fûr-
To divide into two parts or branches.
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To separate into two parts or branches; fork.
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Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers.
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Having two branches or peaks; forked.
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To divide into two parts or branches.
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Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers or the tongues of snakes.
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To divide into two.
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Divided or forked into two; bifurcated.
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Having bifurcations.
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To divide or fork into two channels or branches.
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The definition of bifurcate is to split up or to divide into two different parts or branches.

When a trail splits into two trails, this is an example of a time when the trail bifurcates.

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Origin of bifurcate

  • Medieval Latin bifurcāre bifurcāt- to divide from Latin bifurcus two-pronged bi- two bi–1 furca fork

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin bifurcātus.

    From Wiktionary