trifurcate

trifurcate

[trahy-fur-keyt, trahy-fer-keyt; adj. also trahy-fur-kit, trahy-fer-]
verb (used without object), trifurcated, trifurcating.
1.
to divide into three forks or branches.
adjective
2.
Also, trifurcated. divided into three forks or branches.

Origin:
1650–60; see tri-, furcate

trifurcation, noun
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trifurcate or trifurcated (ˈtraɪfɜːkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
 
adj
having three branches or forks
 
[from Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca a fork]
 
trifurcated or trifurcated
 
adj
 
[from Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca a fork]
 
trifur'cation or trifurcated
 
n

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