- The fused clavicles, which form the V-shaped bone (wishbone) of the bird's skeleton.
- In the embryo, an inverted U-shaped elevation that appears on the ventral wall of the pharynx, being formed by the two linear ridges and the caudal part of the hypopharyngeal eminence; the depression enclosed by the U shape is the laryngotracheal groove.
[L. a forked prop, dim. of furca, a fork]
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