[ adjective fur-keyt, -kit; verb fur-keyt ]
/ adjective ˈfɜr keɪt, -kɪt; verb ˈfɜr keɪt /
verb (used without object), fur·cat·ed, fur·cat·ing.
to form a fork; branch.
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Origin of furcate
OTHER WORDS FROM furcatefur·ca·tion [fer-key-shuh n] /fərˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounmul·ti·fur·cate, adjectiveun·fur·cate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for multifurcate
to divide into two parts; fork
adjective (ˈfɜːkeɪt, -kɪt) furcated
forked; dividedfurcate branches
Derived forms of furcatefurcation, noun
Word Origin for furcate
C19: from Late Latin furcātus forked, from Latin furca a fork
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