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[fur-kyuh-luh m] /ˈfɜr kyə ləm/
noun, plural furcula
[fur-kyuh-luh] /ˈfɜr kyə lə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of furculum
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for furculum


noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː) -la (-lə)
any forklike part or organ, esp the fused clavicles (wishbone) of birds
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: a forked support for a wall, diminutive of furca fork
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