Definition of bifid in English:


Syllabification: bi·fid
Pronunciation: /ˈbīfid


Botany & Zoology
  • (Of a part of a plant or animal) divided by a deep cleft or notch into two parts: a bifid leaf the gut is bifid
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    • The ventral lobe is divided into two deep bifid prongs by a high median saddle.
    • In addition, the new species has an inner lip tooth that is only rarely bifid and much more weakly bifid.
    • The style, with a narrow bifid stigma, extends above the anthers by 5 mm.


mid 17th century: from Latin bifidus, from bi- 'doubly' + fidus (from findere 'to split').

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