furcula

noun fur·cu·la \ ˈfər-kyə-lə \

Definition of furcula

plural furculae play \ˈfər-kyə-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
:a forked process or part: such as
b :the forked leaping appendage arising from the fourth abdominal segment of a springtail

Origin and Etymology of furcula

New Latin, from Latin, forked prop, diminutive of furca


Medical Dictionary

furcula

noun fur·cu·la \ ˈfər-kyə-lə \

medical Definition of furcula

plural furculae play \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
:an elevation on the embryonic floor of the pharynx from which the epiglottis develops

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