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Deeply forked or notched, as the tails of certain birds.
[Latin forfex, forfic-, scissors + -ate.]
(Zoology) (esp of the tails of certain birds) deeply forked
[C19: from Latin forfex scissors]
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|Adj.||1.||forficate - 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"