divaricate


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divaricate

(dī-văr′ĭ-kāt′, dĭ-)
intr.v. divari·cated, divari·cating, divari·cates
To diverge at a wide angle; spread apart.
adj. (dī-văr′ə-kĭt, -kāt′, dĭ-)
1. Biology Branching or spreading widely from a point or axis, as the branches of a tree or shrub; diverging.
2. Relating to a separation of two bones normally adjacent or attached but not located in a joint; distatic.

di·var′i·cate′ly adv.

divaricate

diverging widely.
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