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B*-tree

(data structure)

Definition: A B-tree in which nodes are kept 2/3 full by redistributing keys to fill two child nodes, then splitting them into three nodes.

See also B+-tree.

Author: PEB

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Entry modified 6 November 2007.
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Paul E. Black, "B*-tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 6 November 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bstartree.html