Meaning of furcula

fur•cu•la

Pronunciation: (fûr'kyu-lu), [key]
— pl. -lae
  1. the forked clavicular bone of a bird; wishbone.
  2. the ventral, forked appendage on the abdomen of a springtail that the insect uses in springing itself into the air.
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