furculum

[fur-kyuh-luhm]
noun, plural furcula [fur-kyuh-luh] .

Origin:
< Neo-Latin

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furcula or furculum (ˈfɜːkjʊlə, ˈfɜːkjʊləm)
 
n , pl -lae, -la
any forklike part or organ, esp the fused clavicles (wishbone) of birds
 
[C19: from Latin: a forked support for a wall, diminutive of furca fork]
 
furculum or furculum (ˈfɜːkjʊlə, ˈfɜːkjʊləm, -ˌliː, -lə)
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin: a forked support for a wall, diminutive of furca fork]

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Bird ribs, scapulae, and furculum fragments were not identified to specific taxon.
We also scored fat visible in the furculum of the clavicle.
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