Definition of Bifid

1. Adjective. Divided into two lobes. "A bifid petal"

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
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Definition of Bifid

1. a. Cleft to the middle or slightly beyond the middle; opening with a cleft; divided by a linear sinus, with straight margins.

Definition of Bifid

1. Adjective. Cleft. Divided into two lobes. ¹

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Definition of Bifid

1. divided into two parts [adj] : BIFIDLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Bifid

1. Divided, for about half the length, into two parts. Compare: bipartite. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bifid

bifid (current term)
bifid cranium
bifid penis
bifid rib
bifid thumb
bifid tongue
bifid uterus
bifid uvula
bifidus factor

Literary usage of Bifid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"THE bifid WING AND OTHER SEX-LINKED FACTORS IN DROSOPHILA. ROBERT CHAMBERS. JR. The experiments described in the following pages were made primarily in ..."

2. Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila by Thomas Hunt Morgan, Calvin Blackman Bridges (1916)
"In the crosses between white and bifid there were 1127 cross-overs in a total of ... In crosses between bifid and vermilion there were 806 cross-overs in a ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Capsule cylindric, dehiscent with twice as many equal teeth as styles : petals 3. Stellaria. Capsule globose to oblong, with as many valves as styles, bifid ..."

4. A Treatise on the Higher Plane Curves: Intended as a Sequel to A Treatise on by George Salmon (1879)
"What is meant by a bifid substitution is, that writing down such a symbol of ... The number of possible bifid substitutions is 35, or, if we add unity (viz. ..."

5. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1899)
"Leaves all tridentate or bifid, with long subulate-acuminate teeth or segments ... crescentic sinus or on the more slender branches sometimes bifid ^ their ..."

6. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Corolla bilabiate; the upper undivided or bifid, overlapping the lower, which is larger ... style 1, proceeding from the base, of the lobes ; stigma bifid. ..."

7. A Textbook of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1904)
"bifid and Rudimentary. Elongation. Inflammatory Diseases. ... bifid AND RUDIMENTARY MALFORMATIONS. THE most common anomaly of the uvular continuation of the ..."

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