noun plural -cae (-kiː)
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Derived forms of furcafurcal, adjective
Word Origin for furca
Words nearby furca
Example sentences from the Web for furca
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.