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Definition of the adjective furcate

What does furcate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Forked, branched; divided at one end into parts.

Definition of the verb furcate

What does furcate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: furcated | furcating | furcates

  1. divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

Alternative definition of the verb furcate


  1. To fork or branch out.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for furcate

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Google previewPenny cyclopaedia of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge (1858)

Second supplement by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

furcate is a half-succulent plant, inhabiting the most sterile regions of south- western Africa. It yields in some abundance » brittle resin-like substance, which gives out a fragrant odour when burnt, and has been called African Bdellium ; » 15 ...

Google previewDelmar's Medical Terminology (1999)

by Delmar Publishers

bi/furc/ation bT fer ka' shan bifurcations Bi/furcate is a verb. The noun is bi/furc/ ation. When a nerve divides into two branches, a / / (noun) is formed. Various ducts in the body also form (plural). Blood vessels of the head and neck Bifurcation of ...

Google previewThe National Druggist (1919)

Furcate means forked. Node is the place on the stem where the leaf is joined. Capillary means thin like a hair.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Furcula, Figure 1 02 Lateral view of 1558 Furcate.

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Furcate, a Forked.

Google previewLexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal English Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (1723)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

Furcate Os. Furcella. Furcula Superior G. Gall. Bladder. Galactophori. Gargareon. Gasterochnemium. Gasterochnemius Extern**. Internus. Gastero Epiploica. Gemellus. Gemini; Geminous Arteries; Gena Mala. Generation. Geriioglossum.

Google previewA Lexicon of Terms Used in Natural History (1850)

Prepared for Schools, Colleges and Families by William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger

Bi'furcate. — fr. lat. bis, twice ; fur- ca, fork. To divide or separate into two branches. Divided or separated into two branches. Bifurca'tion. — fr. lat. bis, twice ; furca, a fork. The point where two branches separate. Biola'ndular Having two glands.

Google previewLoudon's Encyclopaedia of Plants (1880)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous To, Cultivated In, Or Introduced Into Britain. New Impression, Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by George Don and David Wooster by John Claudius Loudon

Pinnules hearing theme at end 15303 Frond cartilaginous much branched dichotomous pinnated, Segments tapered at base: lower compresed Q-edged ; the last furcate acute 15304 Frond cartilaginous membranaceous dichotomous or  ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Plants (1829)

by John Claudius Loudon

Pinnules hearing thecze at end lfxiu-3 Frond cartilaginous much branched dichotomous pinnated, Segments tapered at base: lower compresed 2-edged; the last furcate acute 153)-1 Frond cartilaginous inembranaceous dichotomous or ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1848)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Human and Comparative, Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, Toxicology, and the Different Branches of Natural Sciences Connected with Medicine, Together with a Variety of Information on All These Subjects by Robert Hooper, Klein Grant

Furcate: forked; dividing and often subdividing into two, fork-like; as the See The spermatic The stems of most of the Euphorbire. See Disholomous. Funcm/LA inraaioa. The cnsiform cartilage. Furoclla. See Furcale on. FUR'CULA. The clavicle.

Google previewZoological articles contributed to the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" (1891)

by Sir Edwin Ray Lankester

Forms which swim and creep like a leech ; foot retractile jointed, telescopic, termination furcate. Fam. 3. Philodinada Philodina, Rotifer, Callidina. Order III.— Ploima. Forms which swim only. Grade A. Illoricata. Fam. 4. Hydatinad.e. Bydatina ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh encyclopaedia, conducted by D. Brewster (1830)

by Edinburgh encyclopaedia

Labial palpi furcate. Feet contractile. Antennae short, serrated, lodged in a rim of the thorax. Sp. 1. Monstrosa.

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

by Sir David Brewster

~ Labial palpi furcate. Feet contractile. Antenna short, serrated  ...


to the tail ; dorsal fin extending from the nape nearly to the caudal ; caudal fin large, furcate ...

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Scrabble value of F4U1R1C3A1T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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