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1. A narrow, forked strip of material joining the front and back sections of the fingers of gloves.
2. Anatomy A small band or fold of mucous membrane forming the posterior margin of the vulva and connecting the posterior ends of the labia majora.
3. Zoology See furcula.
[French, from Old French forchete, fork, diminutive of forche, pitchfork, from Latin furca.]
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1. (Anatomy) anatomy the bandlike fold of skin, about one inch from the anus, forming the posterior margin of the vulva
[C18: from French: a little fork, from Old French forche , from Latin furca fork]
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1. the fold of skin that forms the posterior margin of the vulva.
2. the wishbone of a bird.
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n. Fr. horquilla, comisura posterior de la vulva.
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