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tree

 [tre]
an anatomic structure with branches resembling a tree.
bronchial tree the bronchi and their branching structures; see color plates.
tracheobronchial tree the trachea, bronchi, and their branching structures; see color plates.

tree

(tre) an anatomic structure with branches resembling a tree.
bronchial tree  the bronchi and their branching structures.
dendritic tree  the branching arrangement of a dendrite.
tracheobronchial tree  the trachea, bronchi, and their branching structures.

tree

Etymology: AS, treow
1 an anatomical structure with branches that spread out like those of a tree, such as the bronchial tree and the tracheobronchial tree.
2 a pattern of searching for information in a computer database, following a series of branching options from a general category to reach specific desired items while eliminating unwanted possibilities. MEDLINE and other computer databases are organized in a "logic tree" pattern.
Anatomy Any branching structure—e.g., bronchial tree, vascular tree
Botany A perennial woody plant having a main trunk and usually a distinct crown
Evidence-based medicine A diagram of an algorithm for a particular process
Evolutionary biology A schematic which demonstrates the relatedness of organisms
Genetics A diagram with branches in descending lines showing relationships as to lineage

tree,

n any woody perennial plant.
tree, bo,
n Latin name:
Ficus religiosa; parts used: fruits, bark, seeds, leaves, latex; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies kapha and pitta doshas (astringent, heavy, dry), hypoglycemic, antiulcer, antiasthmatic, antitumor, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, anthelmintic, diarrhea, dysentery, mumps, warts, earache, skin diseases; contraindications: none known. Also called
ashwattha, peepal, peepul, pipal, pippala, or
sacred fig.
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Tree, bo.
tree, chaste,
n Latin name:
Vitex agnus castus; part used: fruit (dried, ripe); uses: PMS, infertility, mastodynia, uterine bleeding, prostatitis, spermatorrhea; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; can cause headaches, diarrhea, stomach cramps, anorexia, depression, rash. Also called
chasteberry, gatillier, hemp tree, keuschbaum, or
monk's pepper.
tree, cola,
n Latin names:
Cola nitida, Cola acuminata; part used: seeds; uses: antidepressant, diuretic, antiinflammatory, antidiarrheal, cardiovascular disease, dyspnea, fatigue, morning sickness, migraines, wound healing; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients hyper-sensitive to chocolate or with gastro-intestinal ulcers, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, dysrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. Also called
bissy nut, cola nut, guru nut, kola nut, and
kolatier.
tree, European spindle,
n Latin name:
Euonymus europaeus; parts used: roots, seeds, leaves, fruit; uses: general health, cholagogic, gentle promotion of bowel movements, stimulation of physiologic processes, appetite, liver conditions after or accompanying fevers, induction of vomiting, skin parasites; precautions: may produce painful, watery bowel movements; may irritate intestines. Also called
common spindle tree, evonimo, igagaci, spindle bush, spindle tree, and
wilde kardinaalsmuts.
tree, Jaborandi (jä·bōˑ·rn·dē trē),
n.pr Latin names:
Pilocarpus jaborandi, Pilocarpus microphyllus, Pilocarpus pinnatifolius; part used: leaves; uses: glaucoma, diabetes, nephritis, psoriasis, eczema; precautions: patients with asthma, angle-closure glaucoma, obstructive pulmonary conditions, heart disease, kidney disease, or neurologic conditions. Also called
arruda brava, arruda do mato, Indian hemp, jamguarandi, jaurandi, or
pernambuco jaborandi.
tree, mango,
n Latin name:
Mangifera indica; parts used: fruit, seeds, pulp, bark, roots, leaves; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies kapha and pitta doshas (astringent, light, dry), antiseptic, astringent, stomachic, vermifuge, laxative, diurectic, diarrhea, anemia, bronchitis, rheumatism; juice: tonic, heat stroke; seeds: asthma; precautions: skin and sap can cause mango dermatitis. Also called
aam or
aamra.
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Tree, mango.
tree, marking-nut,
n Latin name:
Semecarpus anacardium; parts used: fruit, gum, oil; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies vata dosha (light, oily, sharp, sweet, astringent), antineoplastic, immunomodulator, antiarthritic, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, hypocholesterolemic; juice: cracked skin, tumors; fruit: carminative, rubefacient, vesicant, anorexia, asthma, alopecia, ulcers, leprosy, corns, nervous conditions; precautions: allergies. Also called
bhallataka or
bhilawa.
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Tree, marking-nut.
tree, silk cotton,
n Latin name:
Salmalia malabarica; parts used: seeds, leaves, fruits, roots, flowers, gum; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifices pitta and vata doshas (sweet, heavy, dry), cardiac stimulant, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, tonic, emetic, alterative, antiinflammatory, styptic, demulcent, influenza, acute dysentery, bladder conditions, catarrh, cystitis, gonorrhea, chickenpox; precautions: none known. Also called
Bombax mala-baricum, rakta-pushpa, or
semul.
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Tree, silk cotton.
tree, tea,
n Latin name:
Melaleuca alternifolia; parts used: oil distilled from branches, leaves; uses: topical antiseptic, insect bites, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, acne, eczema, psoriasis, candidiasis, gum disease; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; may cause skin irritation. Also called
Australian tea tree oil or
melaleuca oil.

tree

1. an anatomical structure with branches resembling a tree.
2. in information science, a decision tree.

bronchial tree
the trachea, bronchi and successive branching generations of the respiratory passages.
tree daffodil
thevetiaperuviana.
decision tree
see decision tree.
tree diagram
see decision tree.
tree lupin
lupinusarboreus.
tree nettle
see urtica.
tree shrew
primitive arboreal mammal that some taxonomists place with the primates. Like squirrels in shape and size. Called also Tupaia spp.
tree snake
a number of colubrid snakes that lead an arboreal existence and practice falling from trees with their body spread out, earning the name of flying snake.
tree tobacco
nicotianaglauca.
tracheobronchial tree
the trachea, bronchi and their branching structures.
tree zamia
cycasarmstrongii, C. media.

Patient discussion about tree

Q. Could i be allergic to trees? I have a lot of olive trees in my neighborhood and I have been told that olive trees are highly allergic.

A. Thanks a lot Brandon. I'll try your tip

Q. if someone is allergic to olive trees, does that mean they are allergic to olive oil as well?

A. I asked him, and he said he has no prob with olive oil.
Dinner was spectacular if i may add :)

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References in classic literature ?
But the Prince, who was sorry for the poor bird, seized the branch of a tree and hit out at the ravens with it; terrified at this unexpected onslaught they flew away, leaving many of their number dead or wounded on the battlefield.
The lad found that it came quite naturally to him to swing through the trees.
I turned suddenly, and stared at the uncertain trees behind me.
Were it not that the bread-fruit is thus capable of being preserved for a length of time, the natives might be reduced to a state of starvation; for owing to some unknown cause the trees sometimes fail to bear fruit; and on such occasions the islanders chiefly depend upon the supplies they have been enabled to store away.
There was no room for gesticulation or grace in the delivery of his reply, for the mountain was steep and slippery; and, although the Frenchman had an eye of uncommon magnitude on either side of his face, they did not seem to be half competent to forewarn him of the impediments of bushes, twigs, and fallen trees, that were momentarily crossing his path.
So the Woodman took his axe and began to chop down small trees to make a raft, and while he was busy at this the Scarecrow found on the riverbank a tree full of fine fruit.
Torn and bleeding from many cruel wounds, I lay panting upon the ground within the hollow of the tree, while Tars Tarkas defended the opening from the furious mob without.
Kulonga's bow and arrows were securely tied high in the top of a giant tree from which a patch of bark had been removed by a sharp knife near to the ground, and a branch half cut through and left hanging about fifty feet higher up.
But the Tree cried to the Nightingale to press closer against the thorn.
I shall sit down here," she announced, pointing to the trunk of a tree which had fallen long ago and was now laced across and across by creepers and thong-like brambles.
Hook let his cloak slip softly to the ground, and then biting his lips till a lewd blood stood on them, he stepped into the tree.
He had almost reached the lowest branch of the tree from which the creeper depended when the thing parted beneath his weight and he fell sprawling at my feet.