furca

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furca

any fork-like structure, such as that formed by the last two abdominal segments in some arthropods or which supports the two spongy pads on the proboscis of some insects.

furca,

n 1. the bone that separates the distal and mesial roots of molars.
n 2. the area where a tooth root divides.
furcal concavity
(fur´kəl konkav´itē),
n a depression present in the furcation area of the root of a tooth.
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At resting position, the cercariae maintained themselves suspended in water with their bodies bent at a characteristic angle, tail stem straight, and furcae spread at an angle of more than 90[degrees] (Fig.
183 [+ or -] 11/39 [+ or -] 3) and furcae (213 [+ or -] 15/22 [+ or -] 3 vs.