Definition of bifid in English:

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bifid

Pronunciation: /ˈbīfid/

adjective

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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: bi·fid

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