divaricate

verb
di·var·i·cate | \ dī-ˈver-ə-ˌkāt , , -ˈva-rə- \
divaricated; divaricating

Definition of divaricate 

transitive verb

: to spread apart : branch off : diverge

First Known Use of divaricate

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for divaricate

Latin divaricatus, past participle of divaricare, from dis- + varicare to straddle — more at prevaricate

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