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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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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.
This axis was positively correlated with number of leaves and branchlets and negatively with foliage area.
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.
Many branchlets will grow of which about two to three shoots are selected on each branch for grafting and producing new varieties and rest removed.
Cecidomyia lamellata Gagne, new species, is described from adults of both sexes, pupae, and larvae taken from resin in branchlet swellings of baldcypress, Taxodium distichum (L.
The specific epithet of this species refers to the finger-like appearance of the branchlets.
Cut branches with plenty of branchlets attached (always use appropriate pruning practices -- never leave stumps or ragged bark -- and maintain an attractive plant shape).
18) with numerous apically widened branchlets terminating in adhesive pads (Fig.
Once-open groves are now crowded with an understory of brush, with fir and young pine growing so close together that the trunks are spindly sticks cluttered with dead branchlets.
Male strobili (cones) are terminal on branchlets and have 3-7 pairs or trios of sporophylls, each containing 2-6 pollen sacs.
Tall, shrubby ground cover with bright green foliage on horizontal branches with weeping branchlets.