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branch

 [branch]
a division or offshoot from a main stem, especially of blood vessels, nerves, or lymphatics. Called also ramus.
bundle branch a branch of the bundle of His.

branch

(branch), [TA]
An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. A branch. See: ramus, artery, nerve, vein.
Synonym(s): ramus (1) [TA]

branch

(branch) ramus; a division or offshoot from a main stem, especially of blood vessels, nerves, or lymphatics.
bundle branch  a branch of the bundle of His.

branch

(brănch)
n.
Something that resembles a branch of a tree, as in form or function, as:
a. A secondary outgrowth or subdivision of a main axis, such as the tine of a deer's antlers.
b. Anatomy An offshoot or a division of the main portion of a structure, especially that of a nerve, blood vessel, or lymphatic vessel; a ramus.
v. branched, branching, branches
v.intr.
To put forth a branch or branches; spread by dividing.

branch′less adj.
branch′y adj.

branch

(in anatomy) an offshoot arising from the main trunk of a nerve or blood vessel.

branch

A division of a thing into smaller subunits, which remain connected to the original whole in a tree-like, arborescing fashion. Branching is typical of anatomic structures that divide the further they are from their origin—e.g., arterioles, venules, bronchioles and nerves.

branch

(branch)
An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel.
See: ramus, artery, nerve, vein
Synonym(s): ramus (1) .
[Fr. branche, related to L. brachium, arm]

branch

primary division of nerve/blood vessel (see ramus)

branch

(branch)
[TA] An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel.
See: ramus, artery, nerve, vein
[Fr. branche, related to L. brachium, arm]

branch

1. ramus; a division or offshoot from a main stem, especially of blood vessels, nerves or lymphatics.
2. the bearing surface of the horseshoe that supports the wall of the hoof. There is a lateral and a medial branch.

bundle branch
a branch of the bundle of His.
communicating gray branch
postganglionic nerve fibers coursing between the sympathetic ganglia and the spinal nerves; destined for skin glands, blood vessels and the like; join spinal and cranial nerves.
communicating white branch
preganglionic fibers of the sympathetic system originate in the lateral columns of the spinal cord and pass to the spinal nerves and then, via the communicating white fibers, to the ganglia of the sympathetic trunk.
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In addition, individual branch prediction accuracies for every benchmark and every branch prediction technique studied were measured for increasing hardware budgets, reflecting branch predictor sizes available in commercial microprocessors.
The second proposal generalizes the BPRU, improving its functionality with a twofold objective: first, that it could be used as an independent confidence estimator, and second, continuing with the application to branch inversion, that it could be used in conjunction with any correlating branch predictor in a hybrid scheme as an effective approach to increasing the original branch prediction accuracy.
A brief overview of the well-known counter-based dynamic branch prediction schemes is presented in section 2.
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Advanced Branch Prediction analyzes a program's past behavior and predicts which operations it is likely to request in the future, resulting in higher performance.
Its sophisticated, dynamic branch prediction capability sustains performance by keeping the pipeline fully utilized and minimizing branch mis-predictions.
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By building on the high-performance, power- efficient ARM1020E(TM) solution, ARM was able to concentrate its efforts on optimizations including improved branch prediction, an enhanced Bus Interface Unit, the addition of a return stack and enhancements to the core's data paths.
The SR71000 is SandCraft's own implementation of the MIPS64 Instruction Set Architecture and incorporates a deeply staged multi-pipelined design with dynamic branch prediction and low power consumption.
Furthermore, architectural enhancements such as improved branch prediction and dual multiply-accumulate units will increase this processor's performance efficiency from 50-200% depending on the application.
It is optimized for SOC designs that require very high-frequency, enhanced cache operation and branch prediction for superior system performance.
The single-core based architecture uses SandCraft's MIPS64 Instruction Set and incorporates a deeply staged multi-pipelined design with dynamic branch prediction and low power consumption.