forficate


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for·fi·cate

 (fôr′fĭ-kĭt, -kāt′)
adj.
Deeply forked or notched, as the tails of certain birds.

[Latin forfex, forfic-, scissors + -ate.]

forficate

(ˈfɔːfɪkɪt; -ˌkeɪt)
adj
(Zoology) (esp of the tails of certain birds) deeply forked
[C19: from Latin forfex scissors]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forficate - resembling a forkforficate - 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 develop prongy roots"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
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These works will be given to the seminar's arbitration committees to forficate them and make sure that they satisfy the conditions set by the General Secretariat of the seminar to fit the hajj concept as a religious gathering among Muslims from all over the world, starting from the third of Dhu al-hijjah and last for three days.