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[fur-kyuh-luh m]
noun, plural fur·cu·la [fur-kyuh-luh] /ˈfɜr kyə lə/.
  1. furcula.
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Origin of furculum

From New Latin
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Examples from the Web for furculum

Historical Examples of furculum

  • The furculum, pelvis, and bones of the tail are in their natural position.

    The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man

    Charles Lyell

  • The furculum of the Bird is always absent from the Pterodactyle.

    Dragons of the Air

    H. G. Seeley

  • Again, all birds that can fly possess a “merrythought,” or furculum; and such is not found in the Pterodactyl.

    Extinct Monsters

    H. N. Hutchinson

  • The region of the furculum is equally well marked in the Toucans and Sun-birds.