- forked; branching.
- to form a fork; branch.
Origin of furcate
Related Words for furcatebifurcate, divided, zigzag, split, branching, tined, angled, bifurcated, branched, furcate, divaricate, fork, intersect, separate, halve, cross, cleave, dichotomize, ramify, divide
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Historical Examples of furcate
The capillitium is very even the taeniae closely wound, the elater-ends often furcate.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Furcate: forked; divided nto two approximately equal divisions.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
In many species, notably in the genus Thomisus, a furcate mark seems to shadow the forked aorta.Colouration in Animals and Plants
By-spines very numerous, half as long as the radius, furcate, with divergent fork-branches.
- to divide into two parts; fork
- forked; dividedfurcate branches
Word Origin for furcate
Word Origin and History for furcate
"forked," 1819, from Medieval Latin furcatus, from Latin furca (see fork). As a verb, from 1828 (implied in furcated).