Bifurcate Definition

bīfər-kāt, bī-fûr-
bifurcated, bifurcates, bifurcating
verb
bifurcated, bifurcates, bifurcating
To divide into two parts or branches.
Webster's New World
To separate into two parts or branches; fork.
American Heritage
adjective
Having two branches or peaks; forked.
Webster's New World

Having bifurcations.

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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

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