Pronunciation: /ˈbīfərˌkāt /
- Divide into two branches or forks: [no object]: just below Cairo the river bifurcates [with object]: the trail was bifurcated by a mountain streamMore example sentences
- The present study is concerned mainly with the delta region, where the river bifurcates into a west and an east channel at the city.
- The eastern fault strand can be traced northward at the surface along the eastern margin of the Ghab basin before bifurcating to the NNE.
- The cars heading down curve slowly, as one watches the flower beds on both sides, not to speak of the stately mansions, condominiums and townhouses that the street bifurcates.
Pronunciation: /bīˈfərkāt, ˈbīfərkit /Back to top
- Forked; branched: a bifurcate treeMore example sentences
- The stigmatic branches are less bifurcate.
- Processes may be unbranched and taper to slender points, or may be bifurcate, and may additionally have occasional small or incipient branches (often as spinules) along main stem.
- Mycelia shown by confocal microscopy are bifurcate, and do not appear to be epiphytic nor epixylic since they were not found on plant remains.
early 17th century: from medieval Latin bifurcat- 'divided into two forks', from the verb bifurcare, from Latin bifurcus 'two-forked', from bi- 'having two' + furca 'a fork'.
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