noun Etymology: Medieval Latin furcation-, furcatio, from furcare to branch, from Latin furca fork Date: 1646 1. something that is branched ; fork 2. the act or process of branching

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  • Furcation — Fur*ca tion, n. A branching like a fork. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furcation — La furcation d une dent correspond à l endroit où les racines commencent à diverger dans l alvéole osseuse. Une molaire comporte trois racines en général et toutes les configurations radiculaires peuvent exister. De la jonction émail racine… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • furcation — See furcately. * * * …   Universalium

  • furcation — noun The act or process of furcating; a forking or branching out. See Also: bifurcation …   Wiktionary

  • furcation — 1. A forking, or a forklike part or branch. 2. In dental histology, the region of a multirooted tooth at which the roots divide. [L. furca, fork] * * * n. the place where the roots fork on a multirooted tooth. * * * fur·ca·tion (fər kaґsh …   Medical dictionary

  • furcation — fur·ca·tion || fÉœr keɪʃn /fɜː k n. dividing, separating, branching; branch like division …   English contemporary dictionary

  • furcation — n. Branching, forking, divarication …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • furcation — fur·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • furcation — n. the place where the roots fork on a multirooted tooth …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • furcation — noun the place where something divides into branches • Syn: ↑forking • Derivationally related forms: ↑fork (for: ↑forking), ↑furcate • Hypernyms: ↑angular shape, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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