adjectiveBotany & 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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