trifurcate

adjective
tri·​fur·​cate | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈfər-kət How to pronounce trifurcate (audio) , -ˌkāt; ˈtrī-(ˌ)fər-ˌkāt\

Definition of trifurcate

: having three branches or forks : trichotomous

Other Words from trifurcate

trifurcate \ ˈtrī-​(ˌ)fər-​ˌkāt How to pronounce trifurcate (audio) , trī-​ˈfər-​ \ intransitive verb
trifurcation \ ˌtrī-​(ˌ)fər-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce trifurcation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of trifurcate

circa 1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trifurcate

Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca fork

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trigamist

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