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fur·cate

 (fûr′kāt′)
intr.v. fur·cat·ed, fur·cat·ing, fur·cates
To divide into branches; fork.
adj.
Divided into branches; forked.

[Late Latin furcātus, forked, from Latin furca, fork.]

fur′cate′ly adv.
fur·ca′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.furcation - the place where something divides into branches
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
bifurcation - the place where something divides into two branches
ramification, branch, leg - a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"
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The relationship between radiographic and clinical parameters in periodontal maintenance in class II furcation defects.
3,4) Considering its aforementioned properties, ABBM has been successfully used in regenerative treatment of intra-bony and furcation defects.
3) Regeneration of furcation defects in humans was documented with histologic studies when such defects were treated with an allograft-alloplast- tetracycline composite graft combined with an absorbable membrane for GTR.
Furcation Defects: How periodontal furcation defects should be managed via periodontal regenerative therapy and what parameters should be used for treatment selection
Extracellular matriz expression and periodontal wound-healing dynamics following guided tissue regeneration therapy in canine furcation defects.
20, 21] Park and colleagues conducted similar studies on beagles, comparing the treatment of Class III furcation defects with PDGF and GTR vs.
10,11) The class III furcation defects thus obtained made it possible to test various regeneration procedures, whether or not they were associated with a filling biomaterial.
Beneficial effects of PRF have been studied in various procedures, such as facial plastic surgery, (21) gingival recessions, (22) as a sole osteoconductive filling material in sinus lift procedures, (20,23) intraosseous periodontal defects, (24,25) and treatment of furcation defects.
The effect of horizontal X-ray beam angulation on the detection of furcation defects of mandibular first molars in intraoral radiography.