Forficate meaning

fôrfĭ-kĭt, -kāt
Deeply forked or notched, as the tails of certain birds.
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Deeply notched or forked, as some birds' tails.
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Deeply forked or notched, as the tails of certain birds.
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(zoology) Deeply forked, like the tails of certain birds.
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Origin of forficate

  • Latin forfex forfic- scissors –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin forfex, forficis, shears.

    From Wiktionary