bi·​fid ˈbī-ˌfid How to pronounce bifid (audio)
: divided into two equal lobes or parts by a median cleft
a bifid leaf

Examples of bifid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 2-year-old had surgery for the condition, called preaxial polydactyly or bifid thumb, at Shriners Children’s Chicago hospital this year. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Latin bifidus, from bi- + -fidus -fid

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bifid was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Bifid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


: divided into two equal lobes or parts by a median cleft
repair of a bifid digit
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