bifid

bifid
bifidity, n.bifidly, adv.
/buy"fid/, adj.
separated or cleft into two equal parts or lobes.
[1655-65; < L bifidus, equiv. to bi- BI-1 + fid- (var. s. of findere to split; akin to BITE) + -us adj. suffix]

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  • Bifid — may mean:* Bifid rib, bifurcated rib or sternum bifidum a congenital abnormality of the human anatomy * Bifid cipher a type of cipher …   Wikipedia

  • bifid — [bī′fid΄] adj. [L bifidus, forked: see BI 1 & FID] divided into two equal parts by a cleft, as the end of a snake s tongue; forked bifidity [bīfid′ə tē] n. bifidly [bi′fid΄lē] adv …   English World dictionary

  • Bifid — Bi fid, a. [L. bifidus; bis twice + root of findere to cleave or split: cf. F. bifide.] Cleft to the middle or slightly beyond the middle; opening with a cleft; divided by a linear sinus, with straight margins. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bifid — (adj.) split in two equal parts, 1660s, from L. bifidus split into two parts, from bi (see BI (Cf. bi )) + stem of findere to split (see FISSURE (Cf. fissure)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bifid — Cleft (split) in two. See, for example, bifid uvula. * * * Split or cleft; separated into two parts. [L. bifidus, cleft in two parts] * * * bi·fid bī .fid, fəd adj divided into two equal lobes or parts by a median cleft <repair of a bifid… …   Medical dictionary

  • bifid — adjective Etymology: Latin bifidus, from bi + fidus fid Date: 1661 divided into two equal lobes or parts by a median cleft < a bifid leaf > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bifid — A structure with two distal tips, as in unequally bifid seta [Wilson, 1989]. Split in two, as in spines [Butler, T.H.]. (Order Isopoda): Divided into two lobes or parts by a cleft [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • Bifid cipher — In classical cryptography, the bifid cipher is a cipher which combines the Polybius square with transposition, and uses fractionation to achieve diffusion. It was invented around 1901 by Felix Delastelle. Operation First, a mixed alphabet… …   Wikipedia

  • Bifid rib — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Bifurcated rib ICD10 = ICD10|Q|76|7|q|65 ICD9 = ICD9|756.3 A bifid rib or bifurcated rib or sternum bifidum is a congenital abnormality occurring in about 1.2% of the population. Bifid ribs occur in up to 8.4% of… …   Wikipedia

  • Bifid uvula — The uvula, the little V shaped fleshy mass hanging from the back of the soft palate, is cleft or split. Cleft uvula is a common minor anomaly occurring in about 1% of whites and 10% of Native Americans. Persons with a cleft uvula should not have… …   Medical dictionary

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