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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: , past participle of bifurcare, from Latin bi- ( BI-) + furca 'fork'

bifurcate

verb
     
bi‧fur‧cate [intransitive]
formal if a road, river etc bifurcates, it divides into two separate parts
bifurcation noun [uncountable and countable]

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