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n. pl. fur·cu·lae (-lē′) Zoology
A forked part or bone, such as the wishbone of a bird. Also called fourchette.

[Latin, diminutive of furca, fork.]

fur′cu·lar adv.
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(Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the furcula
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The patient weighed 26 g, an increase from the previously recorded weight, but with a reduced body condition score of 2/5 as indicated by decreased pectoral muscling, and minimal amounts of furcular and abdominal fat.
rubecula, respectively, all years combined (roughly corresponding to a furcular region half-filled with visible fat).