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fur·cu·la

(fŭr'kyū-lă),
1. The fused clavicles, which form the V-shaped bone (wishbone) of the bird's skeleton.
2. In the embryo, an inverted U-shaped elevation that appears on the ventral wall of the pharynx, being formed by the two linear ridges and the caudal part of the hypopharyngeal eminence; the depression enclosed by the U shape is the laryngotracheal groove.
[L. a forked prop, dim. of furca, a fork]

furcula

(fûr′kyə-lə)
n. pl. furcu·lae (-lē′) Zoology
A forked part or bone, such as the wishbone of a bird. Also called fourchette.

fur′cu·lar adv.

furcula

  1. the wishbone (clavicle) of birds.
  2. the forked springing organ of COLLEMBOLA.

furcula

the united clavicles in birds; a spring-like connection between the two shoulder joints; called also wishbone.
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Scales dorsally on Ant 1-2, head, coxa, trochanter, femur, tibiotarsus, body and anterior face of furcula (manubrium and dens).
Cuerpo globoso, cuando menos los primeros cuatro segmentos abdominales fusionados, furcula bien desarrollada (Fig.
Protorax reducido sin sedas dorsales; furcula con frecuencia bien desarrollada (Fig.
Furcula represented by two, short, elbowed projections broader than long, with rounded apex (Figs 82, 82a).
Furcula represented by two digitiform, long projections: longer than broad, with rounded apex (Fig.
zenoni's cerci (Figs 2-4); furcula represented by small, rounded lobes projecting backwards (Fig.
foedus foedus Hind tibia color Pinkish red, rarely blue Color of dorsal Orange-brown with light stripes laterally pronotum Postocular bars Lacking or poorly developed, brown to black Male furcula length Usually 0.
3B); furcula represented by rounded lobes projecting finger-like downwards (Fig.
11) Posterior margin of 10th abdominal terga of male melan ized, with irregular projections, but not forming a symmetrical furcula.