Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To divide into two parts or branches.
  • intransitive verb To separate into two parts or branches; fork.
  • adjective Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To divide into two forks or branches.
  • Two-forked; divided into two branches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To divide into two branches.
  • adjective Two-pronged; forked.
  • adjective divided into or made up of two parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Divided or forked into two; bifurcated.
  • adjective Having bifurcations.
  • verb To divide or fork into two channels or branches.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb divide into two branches
  • adjective resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
  • verb split or divide into two

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin bifurcāre, bifurcāt-, to divide, from Latin bifurcus, two-pronged : bi-, two; see bi– + furca, fork.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin bifurcātus.

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