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intr.v. fur·cat·ed, fur·cat·ing, fur·cates
To divide into branches; fork.
Divided into branches; forked.

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

fur′cate′ly adv.
fur·ca′tion n.
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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 influence of molar furcation involvement and mobility on future clinical periodontal attachment loss.
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(13) Clinical indications of EMDs include nonsurgical periodontal therapy, guided bone regeneration, bone defects, furcation defects, and gingival recession treatments.
Except for resorptive defects or caries, furcation or root perforations are iatrogenic in nature and are the key causes of endodontic failure.
Indications for EMD in periodontology include angular intrabony defects, class II furcation defects, and recession defects (9, 10).
The effect of acidity on dislodgment resistance of mineral trioxide aggregate and bioaggregate in furcation perforations: an in vitro comparative study.
Cheng and Lin [4] studied the influence upon the flame transmission regular pattern in deflagration for tube furcation and pointed out that the additional turbulent flow was produced under the condition of the branch tube, leading to improve the flame transmission speed in the explosion.
Guerreiro-Tanomaru et al., "Biodentine and MTA modulate immunoinflammatory response favoring bone formation in sealing of furcation perforations in rat molars," Clinical Oral Investigations, pp.
An animal study conducted by Kawamoto evaluated the periodontal wound healing capability of GO scaffold on dogs with class II furcation defect.