furca

noun fur·ca \ˈfərkə\

Definition of furca

plural

furcae

\-rˌkī, -rˌsē\
  1. :  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 d :  forceps 2

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Origin and Etymology of furca

New Latin, from Latin, fork — more at fork


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