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1An ingrowth of the thorax of many insects.
- ‘These taxa have traditionally been included with Echinocaris in the subfamily Echinocaridinae based on overall carapace shape, their thin and rodlike furca, and their lack of a posteroventral spine.’
- ‘The zocac were sorted according to different morphological features such as length of the telson, lateral carapace spines, midlateral spines on the abdomen, and the number of spines on each furca.’
2The furcula of a springtail.
Early 17th century: from Latin, literally fork.
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