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trifurcation

 [tri″fer-ka´shun]
1. division into three branches or parts, such as blood vessels, or teeth that have three roots.
2. the site of such division.

tri·fur·ca·tion

(trī'fŭr-kā'shŭn),
1. A division into three branches.
2. The area where the tooth roots divide into three distinct portions.
[tri- + L. furca, fork]

trifurcation

/tri·fur·ca·tion/ (tri″fur-ka´shun) division, or the site of separation, into three branches.

trifurcation

[-furkā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, treis, three; L, furca, fork
pertaining to a vessel or other structure with three branches.

tri·fur·ca·tion

(trī'fŭr-kā'shŭn)
1. A division into three branches.
2. The area where the tooth roots divide into three distinct portions.
[tri- + L. furca, fork]

tri·fur·ca·tion

(trī'fŭr-kā'shŭn)
1. Area where tooth roots divide into three distinct portions.
2. A division into three branches.
[tri- + L. furca, fork]

trifurcation

division or the site of separation into three branches.
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