furcula furcula


  • (n) a forked bone formed by the fusion of the clavicles of most birds


  • After dissecting a trophy, Maturin triumphantly announces, "In the frigate-bird the symphysis of the furcula coalesces with the carina and the upper end of each ramus with the .

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/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /