Di*var"i*cate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Divaricated; p. pr. & vb. n. Divaricating.] [L. divaricatus, p. p. of divaricare to stretch apart; di- = dis- + varicare to straddle, fr. varicus straddling, fr. varus stretched outwards.]


To part into two branches; to become bifid; to fork.


To diverge; to be divaricate.



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Di*var"i*cate, v. t.

To divide into two branches; to cause to branch apart.


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Di*var"i*cate (?), a. [L. divaricatus, p. p.]


Diverging; spreading asunder; widely diverging.

2. Biol.

Forking and diverging; widely diverging; as the branches of a tree, or as lines of sculpture, or color markings on animals, etc.


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