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Fourchette

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Fourchette

1. A table fork.

2. (Science: anatomy, ornithology) a small fold of membrane, connecting the labia in the posterior part of the vulva. The wishbone or furculum of birds.

The frog of the hoof of the horse and allied animals.

3. (Science: surgery) An instrument used to raise and support the tongue during the cutting of the fraenum.

4. The forked piece between two adjacent fingers, to which the front and back portions are sewed.

Origin: f, dim. Of fourche. See fork.