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furcula

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noun fur·cu·la \ˈfər-kyə-lə\

Definition of furcula

plural

furculae

play \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
  1. :  a forked process or part: as a :  wishbone b :  the forked leaping appendage arising from the fourth abdominal segment of a springtail



Origin and Etymology of furcula

New Latin, from Latin, forked prop, diminutive of furca


First Known Use: 1859


Medical Dictionary

furcula

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noun fur·cu·la \ˈfər-kyə-lə\

Medical Definition of furcula

plural

furculae

\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play play
  1. :  an elevation on the embryonic floor of the pharynx from which the epiglottis develops




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