Bifurcate
Bifurcate Bi*fur"cate, Bifurcated Bi*fur"ca*ted, a. [Pref. bi- + furcate.] 1. Two-pronged; forked. [1913 Webster]

2. divided into or made up of two parts. socially bifurcated populations

Syn: chesty. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • bifurcate — I verb bisect, branch, branch off, branch out, cleave, cut in two, dichotomize, dimidiate, divaricate, diverge, divide into two, fork, form a fork, furcate, halve, part, partition, ramify, separate, split, sunder associated concepts: bifurcated… …   Law dictionary

  • Bifurcate — Bi*fur cate, v. i. To divide into two branches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bifurcate — [bī′fər kāt΄, bī fʉr′kāt΄; ] for adj. also [, bī′fərkit, bī fʉr′kit] adj. [ML bifurcatus < L bifurcus < bi , BI 1 + furca, FORK] having two branches or peaks; forked vt., vi. bifurcated, bifurcating to divide into two parts or branches …   English World dictionary

  • bifurcate — {{11}}bifurcate (adj.) 1835, from M.L. bifurcatus, from L. bi (see BI (Cf. bi )) + furca, the root of FORK (Cf. fork). {{12}}bifurcate (v.) 1610s, from M.L. bifurcatus, from L. bi (see BI (Cf. bi )) + …   Etymology dictionary

  • bifurcate — UK [ˈbaɪfə(r)keɪt] / US [ˈbaɪfərˌkeɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms bifurcate : present tense I/you/we/they bifurcate he/she/it bifurcates present participle bifurcating past tense bifurcated past participle bifurcated formal to divide into two …   English dictionary

  • bifurcate — verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Medieval Latin bifurcatus, past participle of bifurcare, from Latin bifurcus two pronged, from bi + furca fork Date: 1615 transitive verb to cause to divide into two branches or parts intransitive verb to divide… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bifurcate — divided in two, forked …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • bifurcate — adj. [L. bis, two; furca, fork] Divided into two branches, stems or knobs; two pronged …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bifurcate — bifurcately /buy feuhr kayt lee; buy ferr kayt lee, kit /, adv. bifurcation, n. v., adj. /buy feuhr kayt , buy ferr kayt/; adj. also /buy feuhr kit, buy ferr /, v., bifurcated, bifurcating, adj. v.t., v.i. 1. to divide or fork into two branches.… …   Universalium

  • bifurcate — 1. adjective a) Divided or forked into two b) Having bifurcations 2. verb To divide or fork into two channels or branches …   Wiktionary

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