furcation

noun
fur·​ca·​tion | \ ˌfər-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce furcation (audio) \

Definition of furcation

1 : something that is branched : fork
2 : the act or process of branching

First Known Use of furcation

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furcation

Medieval Latin furcation-, furcatio, from furcare to branch, from Latin furca fork

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The first known use of furcation was in 1646

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“Furcation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furcation. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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