1. forked; branching.

verb (used without object), fur·cat·ed, fur·cat·ing.

  1. to form a fork; branch.

verb (ˈfɜːkeɪt)

  1. to divide into two parts; fork

adjective (ˈfɜːkeɪt, -kɪt) furcated

  1. forked; dividedfurcate branches

“forked,” 1819, from Medieval Latin furcatus, from Latin furca (see fork). As a verb, from 1828 (implied in furcated).


  1. A forking, or a forklike part or branch.
  2. The region of a multirooted tooth at which the root divides.

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