Forficate
Forficate For"fi*cate, a. [L. forfex, forficis, shears.] (Zo["o]l.) Deeply forked, as the tail of certain birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • forficate — [fôr′fi kit, fôr′fikāt΄] adj. [< L forfex (gen. forficis), pair of shears + ATE1] deeply notched or forked, as some birds tails …   English World dictionary

  • forficate — deeply forked; scissors like …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • forficate — /fawr fi kit, kayt /, adj. deeply forked, as the tail of a bird. [1810 20; < L forfic (s. of forfex) pair of shears (cf. FORCEPS) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • forficate — /ˈfɔfəkət/ (say fawfuhkuht), / keɪt/ (say kayt) adjective deeply forked, as the tail of certain birds. {Latin forfex scissors + ate1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • forficate —   a. deeply forked.    ♦ forfication, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • forficate — adjective resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches the biramous appendages of an arthropod long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects a forked river a forked tail forked lightning horseradish grown in poor soil may… …   Useful english dictionary

  • biramous — adjective resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches the biramous appendages of an arthropod long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects a forked river a forked tail forked lightning horseradish grown in poor soil may… …   Useful english dictionary

  • branched — adjective 1. resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches (Freq. 1) the biramous appendages of an arthropod long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects a forked river a forked tail forked lightning horseradish grown in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • divided — adjective 1. separated into parts or pieces (Freq. 2) opinions are divided • Ant: ↑united • Similar to: ↑bicameral, ↑two chambered, ↑bifid, ↑bifurcate …   Useful english dictionary

  • fork-like — adjective resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches the biramous appendages of an arthropod long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects a forked river a forked tail forked lightning horseradish grown in poor soil may… …   Useful english dictionary

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