furcula

noun
fur·cu·la | \ˈfər-kyə-lə \
plural furculae\ˈfər-kyə-ˌlē, -ˌlī \

Definition of furcula 

: a forked process or part: such as

a : wishbone

b : the forked leaping appendage arising from the fourth abdominal segment of a springtail

First Known Use of furcula

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for furcula

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

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furcula

noun
fur·cu·la | \ˈfər-kyə-lə \
plural furculae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī \

Medical Definition of furcula 

: an elevation on the embryonic floor of the pharynx from which the epiglottis develops

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