Definition of bifid in English:

bifid

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • (of a part of a plant or animal) divided by a deep cleft or notch into two parts.

    ‘a bifid leaf’
    ‘the gut is bifid’
    • ‘The ventral lobe is divided into two deep bifid prongs by a high median saddle.’
    • ‘In addition, the new species has an inner lip tooth that is only rarely bifid and much more weakly bifid.’
    • ‘The style, with a narrow bifid stigma, extends above the anthers by 5 mm.’
    • ‘It is a congenital abnormality which covers a spectrum ranging from a simple bifid renal pelvis to a complete ureteropelvic duplication.’
    • ‘Mild forms of cleft palate include submucosal clefts, pharyngeal incompetence and bifid uvula.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin bifidus, from bi- doubly + fidus (from findere to split).

Pronunciation:

bifid

/ˈbīfid/