1. resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches (Freq. 1)

the biramous appendages of an arthropod


long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects


a forked river


a forked tail


forked lightning


horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots

Similar to: ↑divided
Derivationally related forms: ↑prong (for: ↑prongy)
2. having branches
Syn: ↑branching, ↑ramose, ↑ramous, ↑ramate
Similar to: ↑branchy

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