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furcation (fuhr KAY" shuhn) (s) (noun), furcations (pl)
1. A region of a multi-rooted tooth where the individual parts leave the main root: A furcation is the place where the roots of teeth separate by going in different directions from each other.

It is very difficult to clean where there is furcation because it is not easy to get into those areas.

It is a "bifurcation" when there are two lower parts of a tooth, or it is a "trifurcation" if there are three basic attachments as shown in the following image.

2. Etymology: from medical Latin furcatio, "a branching, a forking:; from Latin furcatus which came fromfucare, "to branch"; from Latin ferre "to bear".
An example of furcation.
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