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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.

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Google previewClass Book of Botany (1852)

Being an Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable Kingdom by John Hutton Balfour

forked manner, and hence the venation is called furcate or bifurcate.

Google previewLessons in elementary botany for secondary schools (1895)

by Thomas Huston Macbride

Such forking venation is called furcate, and is characteristic of ferns. c. Draw a bit of the frond showing venation in detail II. Examine the lower side of an Elm leaf. Note : — a. The prominent central vein, a continuation of the petiole, the mid-rib.

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 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 previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

Furcate sclerites of systematists ( MacGillivray). Rel. Furca; Pectin. FURCASTERNUM Noun. (Latin, furca = fork + sternum = breast bone.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Furcula, Figure 1 02 Lateral view of 1558 Furcate.

Google previewWebeter's Unabridge Dictionary, Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (2015)

by Noah Webster

Fourch, Furcate.] 1.An instrument consisting consisting ofa handle with ashank terminating intwo ormore prongs ortines, whichare usually ofmetal, parallel andslightly curved; used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything. 2.

Google previewDictionary of Insect Morphology (1999)

by Henrik Steinmann, Lajos Zombori

vena analis furcillata apicalis _* apical furcate anal vein vena analis furcillata basalis _* basal furcate anal vein vena analis prima _* first anal vein vena analis quarta _* fourth anal vein vena analis quinta _* fifth anal vein vena analis ...

Google previewA Dictionary for Invertebrate Zoology (2009)

by Tim Williams

furcate a. [L. furca, fork] Forked; having two divergent branches from a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1915)

Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison

Furcate, furcated, divaricated.

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

furcate a. [L. furca, fork] Forked; having two divergent branches from a ...

Google previewA Stem Dictionary of the English Language (1890)

For Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy

FERVID — FURCATE. INQUISITION — JUST. fervid /Measure forfeit (fact) frenzy (phren) fervor floccose formic frequent festal flocculent formicate fresco festive flora formidable friable fetich (fact) floral formula friction fetid (fact) floret fort ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

the first with 8 spines, most of which are elongate and filamentous ; the anal is moderately long, with 3 spines ; the ventrals have a spine with 5 rays, the innermost of which ib composed of many parallel branches ; and the caudal is furcate.

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 previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1877)

by Popular encyclopedia

This animal, sometimes also known as the cabrit, is peculiar as possessing furcate or forked horns, these structures being possessed by the males only. The horns are of an oval form at the base, and rise upwards for some distance, curving ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

furcate (fer'kat), a. [< ML. furcatus, <L. furca, a fork: see fork.] Forked; branching like the prongs of a fork.

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.

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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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