Postfurca

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Postfurca (Zoöl) One of the internal thoracic processes of the sternum of an insect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n postfurca In entomology, the posterior forked or double apodeme which projects from the sternal wall into the cavity of a thoracic somite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. post, behind + furca, a fork

Usage

In literature:

Postfurca: an internal process of metasternum to which the muscles of hind legs are attached.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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