bisulcate

bisulcate
adjective
(used of hooves) split, divided
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bisulcate hoof

Syn: ↑cloven
Similar to: ↑divided

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\(ˈ)bī+\ adjective
Etymology: bi- (I) + sulcate
of a hoof or foot : cloven

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/buy sul"kayt/, adj.
1. with two grooves.
2. cloven-hoofed.
[1825-35; < L bisulc(us) two-furrowed, cloven (see BI-1, SULCUS) + -ATE1]

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bisulcate /bī-sulˈkāt/
adjective
1. Cleft in two (zoology)
2. Cloven-footed (zoology)
3. With two furrows (botany)
ORIGIN: L bi- two-, and sulcus a furrow

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  • Bisulcate — Bi*sul cate, a. [Pref. bi + sulcate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having two grooves or furrows. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Cloven; said of a foot or hoof. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bisulcate — [bī sul′kāt΄] adj. [ BI 1 + SULCATE] 1. having two grooves 2. Zool. a) cloven b) cloven footed …   English World dictionary

  • bisulcate — adj. [L. bis, two; sulcus, groove] Of or pertaining to twice scored or grooved …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bisulcate — /buy sul kayt/, adj. 1. with two grooves. 2. cloven hoofed. [1825 35; < L bisulc(us) two furrowed, cloven (see BI 1, SULCUS) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bisulcate — adjective cloven (cleft in two); cloven hoofed …   Wiktionary

  • bisulcate —   Cleft or cloven, as a hoof, e.g. the adaxial side of the rachis of some Ceratozamia species …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • bisulcate — bi·sulcate …   English syllables

  • bisulcate —   a. with two grooves; cloven …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Bisulcous — Bi*sul cous, a. [L. bisulcus; bis twice + sulcus furrow.] Bisulcate. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulcus — Groove or furrow [McLaughlin, 1980]. Groove. (Pl. sulci) [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. (Order Decapoda): Groove [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Class Ostracoda): Type of valve sculpture: relatively prominent groove, typically running dorsoventrally …   Crustacea glossary

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