AskDefine | Define bifurcate

Dictionary Definition

bifurcate adj : resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches; "the biramous appendages of an arthropod"; "long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects"; "a forked river"; "a forked tail"; "forked lightning"; "horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots" [syn: biramous, branched, forked, forficate, pronged, prongy]

Verb

1 split or divide into two
2 divide into two branches; "The road bifurcated"

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English

Etymology

Adjective

  1. Divided or forked into two
  2. Having bifurcations

Verb

  1. To divide or fork into two channels or branches.

Translations

divide into two

Extensive Definition

Bifurcation means the splitting of a main body into two parts.
Bifurcation or Bifurcated may refer to:
bifurcate in Bulgarian: Бифуркация
bifurcate in Czech: Bifurkace
bifurcate in German: Bifurkation
bifurcate in Lithuanian: Bifurkacija
bifurcate in Macedonian: Бифуркација
bifurcate in Dutch: Bifurcatie
bifurcate in Polish: Bifurkacja
bifurcate in Russian: Бифуркация
bifurcate in Swedish: Bifurkation
bifurcate in Ukrainian: Біфуркація
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