Definition of Furcate

1. Verb. Divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork. "The road forks"

Exact synonyms: Branch, Fork, Ramify, Separate
Related verbs: Branch, Ramify
Specialized synonyms: Arborise, Arborize, Twig, Bifurcate, Trifurcate
Generic synonyms: Diverge
Derivative terms: Branch, Branch, Fork, Forking, Forking, Furcation, Ramification, Ramification, Ramification
Also: Branch Out



Definition of Furcate

1. a. Forked; branching like a fork; as, furcate twigs.

Definition of Furcate

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

2. Verb. To fork or branch out. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Furcate

1. to divide into branches [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furcate

furbelow
furbelowed
furbelowing
furbelows
furbish
furbish up
furbishable
furbished
furbisher
furbishers
furbishes
furbishing
furbisht
furcal
furcal nerve
furcate (current term)
furcated
furcately
furcates
furcating
furcation
furcation defects
furcations
furciferous
furcraea
furcraeas
furcula
furculae
furcular
furculum

Literary usage of Furcate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1915)
"Clasp-filament large, stout, slightly swollen in middle, with an articulated subterminal claw. Harpes furcate, inner branch short, smooth, outer long and ..."

2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1906)
"DIVISION E. furcate ASTERS. Small scattered leafy plants a foot high ; bracts triangular-oblong, large and flattish. Species 38—39. 38. ..."

3. British Entomology: Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by John Curtis by John Curtis (1840)
"... thereby making that furcate at the base, appears to be a constant character. About 20 species of this genus have been enumerated or described, ..."

4. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1899)
"not furcate at base, le not connected with cubital, and cubital not connected with median towards base ; transverse vein between 9 and 10 not furcate, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1908)
"... apex narrowly rounded; median vein furcate with each arm again furcate; ... the caudal arm again furcate; principal axillary veins three in number; ..."

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