English dictionary

bifurcate meaning and definition


Definition of bifurcate (verb)

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

BIFURCATE adjective

Definition of bifurcate (adjective)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: biramous, branched, forficate, forked, fork-like, pronged, prongy
Source: Princeton University Wordnet