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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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Ovules solitary, terminal on short shoots, the shoots paired on an abbreviated branchlet in the axil of a foliage leaf near the base of the current year's branchlet, entirely surrounded by and nearly completely adnate to the thin aril, subtended by 4 short (1-3 mm long) sterile scales, one ovule of the paired shoots often not developing; arils ovoid-oblong, drupe-like, (1.
grooves on the upper surface of the leaves, length of the spiny tips of the leaves, and branchlet color (Fig.
Evergreen, dioecious (sometimes monoecious in Torreya and Taxus canadensis) trees or shrubs; bark thin and flaking to thick and rough or tight, red-brown to dark brown, calcium oxalate crystalline fibers sometimes present; wood lacking resin, with helical thickenings on secondary walls of axial tracheids (often absent in Austrotaxus); branches spreading to erect and ascending; branchlets opposite or alternate, glabrous, brown to green, completely covered by the decurrent bases of the leaves.
Arils closed at the apex, concealing the seed; branchlets opposite; leaves lacking elevated midrib on adaxial surface Torreya 3.
Small trees or shrubs 2-10 m tall with few thin, spreading or erect branches; branchlets opposite, pale yellow-green to brown or dark brown; buds 2 mm long, brown, the scales persistent, acuminate.
Trees 12-25 m tall with a dense crown; branchlets opposite or irregularly arranged, stout, 3-6 mm diam.
Shrubs 2-4 m tall with branches in whorls; branchlets in 3's or subopposite or alternate, dark-brown to yellow-green; buds ovoid, 2 mm long, yellow-brown, the bud scales persistent, ovate to triangular-lanceolate, keeled, 1-1.
trees or shrubs 3-9 m, rarely to 25 m tall; bark scaly, red-brown, purple-brown or chestnut-brown; branches irregularly arranged, erect or spreading; branchlets slender, yellow-green or olive green to red-orange or orange-brown, the second-year shoots often remaining green, at least in part; winter buds ovoid, conical or ohovoid, 1.
Mean ([+ or -] SD, n = 10 per species) of plant height, foliage area, number of leaves and branchlets on a 50 cm terminal branch (n = 3 per species) for 11 species in two dry forest sites, El Caracol and Charco Verde, in the Municipality of Villa Corona, Jalisco, Mexico.
use branchlets of varying sizes, using fresh flowers, insert stems n water picks and attach with wire along with bunches of greenery (berries and some delicate accent foliage also last longer in water).
Assemble the swag: Follow the instructions for making a mixed greens swag, but instead of using branchlets, bunch eight or more preserved leaves and bind stems to the twine.
Jeddeloh' is slow growing, with branches angling up and out, branchlets weeping at the tips.