fourchette

fourchette

[foor-shet]
noun
1.
Anatomy. the fold of skin that forms the posterior margin of the vulva.
2.
Ornithology. furcula; wishbone.
3.
Zoology. the frog of an animal's foot.
4.
a strip of leather or fabric joining the front and back sections of a glove finger.
5.
Chiefly Bridge. a tenace.

Origin:
1745–55; < French, diminutive of fourche; see fork, -ette

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fourchette (fʊəˈʃɛt)
 
n
1.  anatomy the bandlike fold of skin, about one inch from the anus, forming the posterior margin of the vulva
2.  furcula a less common name for frog
 
[C18: from French: a little fork, from Old French forche , from Latin furcafork]

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fourchette four·chette (fur-shět')
n.
See frenulum of pudendal lips.

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