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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weird Word Wednesday


      verb bi·fur·cate \ˈbī-(ˌ)fər-ˌkāt, bī-ˈfər-\
: to divide into two parts
Full Definition of BIFURCATE

transitive verb
:  to cause to divide into two branches or parts
intransitive verb
:  to divide into two branches or parts
— bi·fur·cate \(ˌ)bī-ˈfər-kət, -ˌkāt; ˈbī-(ˌ)fər-ˌkāt\ adjective
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Examples of BIFURCATE

The stream bifurcated into two narrow winding channels.
bifurcate a beam of light

Medieval Latin bifurcatus, past participle of bifurcare, from Latin bifurcus two-pronged, from bi- + furca fork
First Known Use: 1615

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