fur·​ca | \ ˈfərkə \
plural furcae\ -​rˌkī , -​rˌsē \

Definition of furca

: a forked process:
a : an internal skeletal projection from the ventral thoracic wall in certain insects
b : a chitinous structure in the proboscis of certain flies
c : the two-forked last abdominal segment of certain crustaceans

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History and Etymology for furca

New Latin, from Latin, fork

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“Furca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furca. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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