Meaning of antefurca in English:


Pronunciation /ˌantɪˈfəːkə/


rare Entomology
  • In the thorax of an insect: the furca of the prothorax, which is the first of three furcas that serve for the attachment of muscles in the thorax.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From scientific Latin antefurca from classical Latin ante- + furca fork.