Biforate \Bif"o*rate\, a. [L. bis twice + foratus, p. p. of forare to bore or pierce.] (Bot.) Having two perforations. [1913 Webster]

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  • biforate — (ˈ)bī|fōˌrāt, ˈbīfəˌ , ˈbifəˌ , (ˈ)bī|fōrə̇t adjective Etymology: from (assumed) New Latin biforatus, from New Latin bi (I) + Latin foratus pierced, bored, past participle of forare to bore more at bore biology : having two perforations * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • biforate — adj. [L. bis, two; forare, to bore] Having two perforations …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • biforate — /buy fawr ayt, fohr , buy feuh rayt , bif euh /, adj. Biol. having two pores or perforations. [1835 45; BI 1 + L foratus perforated, ptp. of forare to bore] * * * …   Universalium

  • biforate — adjective a) Having two openings b) Having two perforations …   Wiktionary

  • biforate — Having two openings. [bi + L. foro, pp. atus, to bore, pierce] * * * bi·fo·rate (bi forґāt) [bi + L. fora opening] having two foramina or openings …   Medical dictionary

  • biforate — adj. having two holes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • biforate — bi·fo·rate …   English syllables

  • Uterus — The uterus (womb) is a hollow, pear shaped organ located in a woman s lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum. The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix; the broader, upper part is the corpus. The corpus is made up of two… …   Medical dictionary

  • Biforous — Bif o*rous, a. [L. biforis having two doors; bis twice, two + foris door.] See {Biforate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biforous — ˈbīfərəs, ˈbif adjective Etymology: Latin biforus having two doors, from bi bi (I) + forus (from fores door) more at door : biforate …   Useful english dictionary

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