Cleft (split) in two. See, for example, bifid uvula.
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Split or cleft; separated into two parts. [L. bifidus, cleft in two parts]

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bi·fid 'bī-.fid, -fəd adj divided into two equal lobes or parts by a median cleft <repair of a \bifid digit>

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split or cleft into two parts.

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bi·fid (biґfid) [L. bifidus divided into two parts] cleft into two parts or branches.

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