Furcate Fur"cate, Furcated Fur"ca*ted, a. [L. furca fork. See {Fork}.] Forked; branching like a fork; as, furcate twigs. [1913 Webster]

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  • furcate — (adj.) forked, 1819, from M.L. furcatus, from L. furca (see FORK (Cf. fork)). As a verb, from 1828 (implied in furcated) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • furcate — furcation /feuhr kay sheuhn/, n. adj. /ferr kayt, kit/; v. /ferr kayt/, adj., v., furcated, furcating. adj. 1. forked; branching. v.i. 2. to form a fork; branch. [1810 20; < ML furcatus cloven. See FORK, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • furcate — 1. adjective /ˈfəː.keɪt,ˈfəː.kət,ˈfɝ.keɪt/ Forked, branched; divided at one end into parts. Syn: cloven, forked 2. verb /ˈfəː.keɪt,ˈfəː.kət,ˈfɝ.keɪt/ To fork or branch out …   Wiktionary

  • furcate — Forked or branched [Butler, T.H.] …   Crustacea glossary

  • furcate — Synonyms and related words: V shaped, Y shaped, akimbo, angle, angle off, angular, arboreal, arborescent, arboriform, bend, bent, biforked, bifurcate, bifurcated, branch, branch out, branched, branching, branchlike, cornered, crank, crook,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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