trifurcate

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adjective tri·fur·cate \(ˌ)trī-ˈfər-kət, -ˌkāt; ˈtrī-(ˌ)fər-ˌkāt\

Definition of trifurcate

  1. :  having three branches or forks :  trichotomous

trifurcate

play \ˈtrī-(ˌ)fər-ˌkāt, trī-ˈfər-\ intransitive verb

trifurcation

play \ˌtrī-(ˌ)fər-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of trifurcate

Latin trifurcus, from tri- + furca fork


First Known Use: circa 1831

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