biforate

biforate

[bahy-fawr-eyt, -fohr-, bahy-fuh-reyt, bif-uh-]
adjective Biology.
having two pores or perforations.

Origin:
1835–45; bi-1 + Latin forātus perforated, past participle of forāre to bore

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biforate (ˈbaɪfəˌreɪt)
 
adj
biology having two openings, pores, or perforations
 
[C19: from New Latin biforātus, from bi-1 + forāre to pierce]

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biforate bi·fo·rate (bī-fôr'āt')
adj.
Having two openings.

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