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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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But the Tree did not rejoice at all; he grew and grew, and was green both winter and summer.
The Tree only came to himself when he was unloaded in a court-yard with the other trees, and heard a man say, "That one is splendid
Tired at last of playing with my clothing the creatures threw it to the ground, and catching me, one on either side, by an arm, started off at a most terrifying pace through the tree tops.
From tree to tree the agile creatures sprang like flying squirrels, while the cold sweat stood upon my brow as I glimpsed the depths beneath, into which a single misstep on the part of either of my bearers would hurl me.
To their great joy the trees became thinner the farther they advanced, and in the afternoon they suddenly came upon a broad river, flowing swiftly just before them.
The time of Elizabeth was only distant from the present time by a moment of space compared with the ages which had passed since the water had run between those banks, and the green thickets swarmed there, and the small trees had grown to huge wrinkled trees in solitude.
Some of the young men, with more flexible frames than their comrades, and perhaps with more courageous souls, bad a way of walking up the trunk of the cocoanut trees which to me seemed little less than miraculous; and when looking at them in the act, I experienced that curious perplexity a child feels when he beholds a fly moving feet uppermost along a ceiling.
Excessively timid in all other matters, she was without fear when it came to climbing or running through the trees, and Lop-Ear and I were awkward and lumbering and cowardly in comparison.
But listen: I'm quite sure it's a fairy country, or such things as lunch-boxes and dinner-pails wouldn't be growing upon trees.
Here he spurred his horse and rode on; but the old beggar screamed so loudly after him that the Prince turned round and rode back to the oak tree.
pointing to one of the noble trees that occur so frequently in that part of the country.
Though a light from the one lamp shone dimly on the bed, Hook stood in darkness himself, and at the first stealthy step forward he discovered an obstacle, the door of Slightly's tree.