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In the thorax of an insect: the furca of the prothorax, which is the first of three furcas that serve for the attachment of muscles in the thorax.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From scientific Latin antefurca from classical Latin ante- + furca fork.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.