furcation

furcate

[adj. fur-keyt, -kit; v. fur-keyt]
adjective
1.
forked; branching.
verb (used without object), furcated, furcating.
2.
to form a fork; branch.

Origin:
1810–20; < Medieval Latin furcātus cloven. See fork, -ate1

furcation [fer-key-shuhn] , noun
multifurcate, adjective
unfurcate, adjective
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furcate
 
vb
1.  to divide into two parts; fork
 
adj
2.  forked; divided: furcate branches
 
[C19: from Late Latin furcātus forked, from Latin furca a fork]
 
fur'cation
 
n

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furcation fur·ca·tion (fûr-kā'shən)
n.

  1. A forking, or a forklike part or branch.

  2. The region of a multirooted tooth at which the root divides.

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