bifid

[bahy-fid]
adjective
separated or cleft into two equal parts or lobes.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin bifidus, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + fid- (variant stem of findere to split; akin to bite) + -us adj. suffix

bifidity, noun
bifidly, adverb
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bifid (ˈbaɪfɪd)
 
adj
divided into two lobes by a median cleft: bifid leaves
 
[C17: from Latin bifidus from bi-1 + -fidus, from findere to split]
 
bi'fidity
 
n
 
'bifidly
 
adv

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bifid bi·fid (bī'fĭd)
adj.
Forked or split into two parts.

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Example sentences
It may be bifid, and is sometimes deflected to one or other side.
The spinous process is short and bifid, the two divisions being often of unequal size.
When bifid, the ribs or transverse processes have the branches regularly superposed.
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