• WordNet 3.6
    • adj bifurcate resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches "the biramous appendages of an arthropod","long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects","a forked river","a forked tail","forked lightning","horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots"
    • v bifurcate divide into two branches "The road bifurcated"
    • v bifurcate split or divide into two
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bifurcate divided into or made up of two parts.
    • v. i Bifurcate To divide into two branches.
    • Bifurcate Two-pronged; forked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bifurcate To divide into two forks or branches.
    • bifurcate Two-forked; divided into two branches.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bifurcate bī-fur′kāt two-forked; having two prongs or branches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. bi-, + furcate,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. bifurcusbi-, bis, twice, furca, a fork.


In literature:

The gills are crowded, straight, dark-orange, branched, with a regular bifurcation.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Same appearances in a more marked degree in the bifurcations of the trachea.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
At its southern end High Street bifurcates, becoming Thayer Street and Marylebone Lane.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The disease usually attacks the bronchial glands, which are situated on the trachea and bronchial tubes at the bifurcation.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The arms were short and thick and ended in bifurcated lumps of flesh like swollen hands encased in old-fashioned mittens.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
The BRONCHIA proceed from the bifurcation, or division of the trachea, to their corresponding lungs.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Fortoul's expedient of "bifurcation," the alternatives being letters and science.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
In the columbids the quadrate has a bifurcated otic process that functions as the hinge.
"Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves" by Robert L. Merz
A few hundred yards ahead the road bifurcated.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
The tendon bifurcates at approximately the middle of the first phalanx.
"Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae" by William B. Stallcup
The arteries to the pelvis and hind limbs begin at the bifurcation of the aorta into the two common iliacs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Their main channels bifurcate, and each new stream so created throws off its own set of distributaries to right and left.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
On the other hand, this unification seems to be accompanied by a new bifurcation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Just below Mussaib there has been for all ages a great bifurcation of the river.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
It often bifurcated to surround a grove of shrubs, or shade trees.
"First Person Paramount" by Ambrose Pratt
But the stream of intellectual energy bifurcates.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
One of the most remarkable of these bifurcations of the Andes occurs about latitude 2 degrees North.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
The anti-helix should not be unduly prominent, and should have a well-marked bifurcation at its superior extremity.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
The four rivers flow out of it by bifurcating.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
There are generally stated to be two straits, but as one of them bifurcates, the Great Andaman proper is really cut into four parts.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss

In poetry:

Great lucid streamers bar the sky ahead
(bifurcated banners at a tourney)
light alchemizes the brass on the bridge
into sallow gold
          now the short northern
autumn day closes quickly
"Evening: Barents Sea" by Ben Jonson

In news:

VIPR Program ' Bifurcated '.
China Miéville Talks Monsters, Geekery and Bifurcated Cities.
Beyoncé's Strategy of Bifurcation .
The EZ- Blocker Endobronchial Blocker 's bifurcated distal end and dual bronchial cuffs are designed to enable easy, quick placement with minimal risk of dislocation during surgery.
Because Elvis lives to fetch , it was possible to set up an experiment to test his bifurcation prowess.
The life of John Cage produced in the style of his radio work, complete with bifurcating timeline.
The selector features bifurcated switches that provide redundant contacts for each connection.
On the question in November of whether or not to bifurcate.
Bifurcation already exists , and they simply won't admit it.
And in the bifurcated building of a century-old Catholic parish called St Joseph's, the faithful gather.
MSC allows trial judges to decide bifurcation issues.
Bifurcation, indecent exposure, Jonathan B.D.
In the process of becoming this smoke ring , and then bifurcating and dissolving, a lot of interesting things happen, and beautiful, fluid forms are created.
Stentys Bifurcated Stent Successfully Implanted for the First Time at the Rotterdam ThoraxCenter.

In science:

Another intriguing direction of the development of the generalized entropy approach is its use for Landau-type description of bifurcations.
Generalized Entropy approach to far-from-equilibrium statistical mechanics
From the error dynamics of two particles, the structure of phase space was analyzed, and a transcritical bifurcation between a saddle and a stable fixed point was found.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
We will investigate the local and global bifurcation structure by finding the fixed points of Gφ and its phase portrait in order to reveal the underlying structure of the ED.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
Indeed, we have obtained a homoclinic bifurcation which can be found in a dissipative pendulum with constant torque .
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
The transition from the former case to latter one according to the variation of system paramter has been investigated by others, and is called “blowout” bifurcation [25–27].
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
From the ED of two particles, we have studied the bifurcation structure of invariant manifold and found transcirtical bifurcation between saddle and stable node.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
Broer, “Formal normal form theorems for vector fields and some consequences for bifurcations in the volume preserving case”, in “Dynamical systems and turbulence”, D.A.
Poincare' normal forms and simple compact Lie groups
Close to an oscillating instability called Hopf-bifurcation , the behavior of a mechanical oscillator and its response to externally imposed oscillating forces are generic [15, 16].
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
For r = 0, the system becomes unstable and undergoes a Hopf-bifurcation.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
The bifurcation point r = 0 is characterized by the condition that A = 0 vanishes at the critical frequency ω = ωc .
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
This Equation is generic in the sense that all other terms can be neglected if the system is sufficiently close to its bifurcation point.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
We therefore focus on the case where r = 0 and the system is exactly at the bifurcation.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
We consider here a specific situation where a large number of molecular motors which are rigidly connected and coupled to elastic elements can undergo a Hopf-bifurcation , see Fig. 2 (a).
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
We introduce a control parameter C which summarizes changes in the transition rates which keep α constant and which will be varied in order to cross the bifurcation point. C could represent the concentration of any agent that influences chemical rates, in the case of motor molecules for example those of ATP or Ca++ .
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
If the control parameter C is varied, the system undergoes for a critical value Cc a Hopf-bifurcation.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale