What is another word for fork-like?

13 synonyms found


[ fˈɔːklˈa͡ɪk], [ fˈɔːklˈa‍ɪk], [ f_ˈɔː_k_l_ˈaɪ_k]

The word "fork-like" describes something that resembles the shape of a fork. There are several synonyms for this term, such as bifurcated, branching, divided, pronged, and tined. These words all convey the same meaning of having two or more branches or points, like a fork. Bifurcated refers to something that is divided into two branches or parts, while branching refers to something that is divided into multiple smaller branches. Divided and pronged, on the other hand, refer to a similar fork-like shape with two or more straight points. Finally, tined is a term commonly used to describe the multiple points of a fork or pitchfork.

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How to use "Fork-like" in context?

structure in genetics

Scientists have discovered a new gene which plays a key role in fork-like structure in genetics. The discovery could help us to understand the root of some diseases and offer new opportunities for therapies.

Fork-like structure is a characteristic of genetic material found in many viruses and bacteria. It is made up of two identical genetic "subunits", each encoded by a separate gene.

The new gene, forkhead, plays an important role in controlling the way these subunits are assembled into fork-like structures. It is believed that defects in forkhead function may underlie some diseases, including cancer.

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