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 for forficate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forficate \For"fi*cate\, a. [L. forfex, forficis, shears.]
     (Zool.)
     Deeply forked, as the tail of certain birds.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forficate
      adj 1: resembling a fork; divided or separated into two
             branches; "the biramous appendages of an arthropod";
             "long branched hairs on its legson which pollen
             collects"; "a forked river"; "a forked tail"; "forked
             lightning"; "horseradish grown in poor soil may develop
             prongy roots" [syn: bifurcate, biramous, branched,
             forked, fork-like, forficate, pronged, prongy]

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