furcula


fur·cu·la

noun \ˈfər-kyə-lə\
plural fur·cu·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Definition of FURCULA

:  a forked process or part: as
a :  wishbone
b :  the forked leaping appendage arising from the fourth abdominal segment of a springtail

Origin of FURCULA

New Latin, from Latin, forked prop, diminutive of furca
First Known Use: 1859

fur·cu·la

noun \ˈfər-kyə-lə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fur·cu·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Medical Definition of FURCULA

: an elevation on the embryonic floor of the pharynx from which the epiglottis develops

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