Definition of medifurca in US English:

medifurca

noun

Entomology
rare
  • In an insect: the middle of three forked apodemes which serve for the attachment of muscles in the thorax; the mesosternal furca.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From scientific Latin medifurca from classical Latin medi- + furca.

Pronunciation

medifurca

/mɛdɪˈfəːkə/