|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||to fork or divide into two parts or branches|
|2.||forked or divided into two sections or branches|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin bifurcātus, from Latin bifurcus, from |
bifurcate bi·fur·cate (bī'fər-kāt', bī-fûr'-)
v. bi·fur·cat·ed, bi·fur·cat·ing, bi·fur·cates
To divide into two parts or branches. adj. (-kāt', -kĭt)
Forked or divided into two parts or branches.
|bifurcate (bī'fər-kāt', bī-fûr'-) Pronunciation Key
Forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers or the tongues of snakes.