Bicentenary to Biforked
(Bi*cen"te*na*ry) a. [Pref. bi- + centenary.] Of or pertaining to two hundred, esp. to
two hundred years; as, a bicentenary celebration. n. The two hundredth anniversary, or its celebration.
(Bi`cen*ten"ni*al), a. [Pref. bi- + centennial.]
1. Consisting of two hundred years.
2. Occurring every two hundred years.
(Bi`cen*ten"ni*al), n. The two hundredth year or anniversary, or its celebration.
(Bi*ceph"a*lous) a. [Pref. bi- + cephalous: cf. F. bicéphale.] Having two heads.
(||Bi"ceps) n. [L., two-headed; bis twice + caput head. See Capital.] (Anat.) A muscle having
two heads or origins; applied particularly to a flexor in the arm, and to another in the thigh.
(||Bi*chir") n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A remarkable ganoid fish (Polypterus bichir) found in the Nile
and other African rivers. See Brachioganoidei.
Bichloride of mercury, mercuric chloride; sometimes called corrosive sublimate.
(Bi*chlo"ride) n. [Pref. bi- + chloride.] (Chem.) A compound consisting of two atoms of
chlorine with one or more atoms of another element; called also dichloride.
(||Bi"cho) n. [Sp.] (Zoöl.) See Jigger.
(Bi*chro"mate) n. [Pref. bi- + chromate.] (Chem.) A salt containing two parts of chromic
acid to one of the other ingredients; as, potassium bichromate; called also dichromate.
(Bi*chro"ma*tize) v. t. To combine or treat with a bichromate, esp. with bichromate of
potassium; as, bichromatized gelatine.
(Bi*cip"i*tal) a. [L. biceps, bicipitis: cf. F. bicipital. See Biceps.]
1. (Anat.) (a) Having two heads or origins, as a muscle. (b) Pertaining to a biceps muscle; as, bicipital
furrows, the depressions on either side of the biceps of the arm.
2. (Bot.) Dividing into two parts at one extremity; having two heads or two supports; as, a bicipital tree.
(Bi*cip"i*tous) a. Having two heads; bicipital. "Bicipitous serpents." Sir T. Browne.
(Bick"er), n. [See Beaker.] A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub. [Prov.
(Bick"er) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bickered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bickering.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr.
Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.]
1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.]
Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together.
2. To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.
Petty things about which men cark and bicker.