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bifurcation

noun bi·fur·ca·tion \ˌbī-(ˌ)fər-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of BIFURCATION

1
a :  the point at which bifurcating occurs
b :  branch
2
:  the act of bifurcating :  the state of being bifurcated

Examples of BIFURCATION

  1. <a thoughtful book about the nation's bifurcation into two distinct and antagonistic cultures>
  2. <a divisive issue that caused the bifurcation of the political party>

First Known Use of BIFURCATION

1615

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

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