zoology any forklike structure, esp in insects
- furcal, adjective
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How to use furca in a sentence
Variations of this form of punishment are seen in the furca and in the "making a quadruped out of a man."The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
It is a proverb among the Genoese, 'I Corsi meritano la furca e la sanno soffrire.
We resolved to pursue a route through the furca pass, one of the most romantic and interesting of all the passes in Switzerland.Letters from Switzerland | Samuel Irenus Prime
The furca is, as a rule, a powerful motor-organ, and has its laminae edged with strong teeth (ungues) or setae or both.
On the other hand, the two limbless segments that precede the caudal furca are decidedly non-malacostracan.