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Dichotomous bearing two equal branches at each branch point; also having divisions always in pairs; bifurcate (based upon the Greek, dicha (in two) & temnein (to cut) or tomos (a cut); cf. polychotomous, pseudodichotomous, quadrichotomous, subdichotomous, trichotomous & two-forked)- e.g. the brown alga Fucus dichotomous (= Dictyota dichotoma)

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