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fourchette

[ foor-shet ]
/ fʊərˈʃɛt /
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noun
Anatomy. the fold of skin that forms the posterior margin of the vulva.
Ornithology. furcula; wishbone.
Zoology. the frog of an animal's foot.
a strip of leather or fabric joining the front and back sections of a glove finger.
Chiefly Bridge. a tenace.
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Origin of fourchette

1745–55; <French, diminutive of fourche;see fork, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for fourchette

fourchette
/ (fʊəˈʃɛt) /

noun
anatomy the bandlike fold of skin, about one inch from the anus, forming the posterior margin of the vulva
a less common name for furcula, frog 3

Word Origin for fourchette

C18: from French: a little fork, from Old French forche , from Latin furca fork
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Medical definitions for fourchette

fourchette
[ fur-shĕt ]

n.
frenulum of pudendal lips
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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