antefurca

noun an·te·fur·ca

Definition of antefurca

plural

antefurcae

  1. :  a forked chitinous process projecting into the thoracic cavity from the sternal wall of the anterior thoracic segment of certain insects

antefurcal

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of antefurca

New Latin, from ante- + furca


First Known Use: 1826


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