Definition of Furcation

1. Noun. The place where something divides into branches.

Exact synonyms: Forking
Generic synonyms: Angular Shape, Angularity
Specialized synonyms: Bifurcation
Terms within: Branch, Leg, Ramification
Derivative terms: Fork, Furcate



Definition of Furcation

1. n. A branching like a fork.

Definition of Furcation

1. Noun. The act or process of furcating; a forking or branching out. ¹

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Definition of Furcation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furcation

furbish up
furbishable
furbished
furbisher
furbishers
furbishes
furbishing
furbisht
furcal
furcal nerve
furcate
furcated
furcately
furcates
furcating
furcation (current term)
furcation defects
furcations
furciferous
furcraea
furcraeas
furcula
furculae
furcular
furculum
furculæ
furder
furdle
furdled
furdles

Literary usage of Furcation

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1. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1856)
"Si-furcation (furca, a fork). The division of a vessel, or nerve, into two branches, as that of a two-pronged fork. 15. ..."

2. Structure and Classification of Zoophytes by James Dwight Dana (1846)
"Branching by furcation. furcation of the summits occurs in species which grow by means of a parent-cluster of polyps. It generally proceeds from the ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1907)
"rather acutely angulated at tip of median vein ; radial furcation slightly nearer tip than cubital, about two-thirds length of wing from tip in the male. ..."

4. The Basic Outline of Universology: An Introduction to the Newly Discovered by Stephen Pearl Andrews (1872)
"... has been spoken of as tending to Hi-furcation, or a Splitting into Two Branches or Modes of Manifestation (t. 281), while in another sense ..."

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