1. Twofold; arranged in two rows.
2. (Bot.) Pointing two ways, as leaves that grow only on opposite sides of a branch; in two vertical
(Bi*fa"ri*ous*ly), adv. In a bifarious manner.
(Bif"er*ous) a. [L. bifer; bis twice + ferre to bear.] Bearing fruit twice a year.
(Bif"fin) n. [Cf. Beaufin.]
1. A sort of apple peculiar to Norfolk, Eng. [Sometimes called beaufin; but properly beefin from its
resemblance to raw beef.] Wright.
2. A baked apple pressed down into a flat, round cake; a dried apple. Dickens.
(Bi"fid) a. [L. bifidus; bis twice + root of findere to cleave or split: cf. F. bifide.] Cleft to the middle
or slightly beyond the middle; opening with a cleft; divided by a linear sinus, with straight margins.
(Bif"i*date) a. [L. bifidatus.] See Bifid.
Bifilar micrometer (often called a bifilar), an instrument form measuring minute distances or angles
by means of two very minute threads one of which, at least, is movable; more commonly called a filar
(Bi*fi"lar) a. [Pref. bi- + filar.] Two-threaded; involving the use of two threads; as, bifilar suspension; a
(Bi`fla*bel"late) a. [Pref. bi- + flabellate.] (Zoöl.) Flabellate on both sides.
(Bi`fla*gel"late) a. [Pref. bi- + flagellate.] Having two long, narrow, whiplike appendages.
(Bi*flo"rate Bi*flo"rous) a. [L. bis twice + flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) Bearing two flowers; two-
(Bi"fold) a. [Pref. bi- + fold.] Twofold; double; of two kinds, degrees, etc. Shak.
(Bi*fo"li*ate) a. [Pref. bi- + foliate.] (Bot.) Having two leaves; two- leaved.
(Bi*fo"li*o*late) a. [Pref. bi- + foliolate.] (Bot.) Having two leaflets, as some compound
(Bif"o*rate) a. [L. bis twice + foratus, p. p. of forare to bore or pierce.] (Bot.) Having two
(Bif"o*rine) n. [L. biforis, biforus, having two doors; bis twice + foris door.] (Bot.) An oval
sac or cell, found in the leaves of certain plants of the order Araceæ. It has an opening at each end through
which raphides, generated inside, are discharged.
(Bi"forked) a. Bifurcate.