Furcate

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English

Adjective

Furcate (not comparable)

  1. Forked, branched; divided at one end into parts.

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Verb

Furcate (third-person singular simple present Furcates, present participle furcating, simple past and past participle furcated)

  1. To fork or branch out.

Thesaurus

V-shaped, Y-shaped, akimbo, angle, angle off, angular, arboreal, arborescent, arboriform, bend, bent, biforked, bifurcate, bifurcated, branch, branch out, branched, branching, branchlike, cornered, crank, crook, crooked, crotched, dendriform, dendritic, divaricate, elbow, fork, forked, forking, forklike, furcal, geniculate, geniculated, hook, hooked, jagged, knee-shaped, pointed, pronged, ramify, ramous, saw-toothed, sawtooth, serrate, sharp, sharp-cornered, stem, swerve, tree-shaped, treelike, tridentlike, trifurcate, trifurcated, veer, zag, zig, zigzag

Etymology

From Medieval Latin furcātus (forked, branched), from Latin furca (fork).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈfəː.keɪt/, /ˈfəː.kət/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈfɝ.keɪt/

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