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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

(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

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

(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]
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Eventually I decided to recite one of his favourite poems - the first verse of Robert Browning's celebrated Home Thoughts from Abroad: 'Oh, to be in England now that April's there, and whoever wakes in England, sees, some morning, unaware, that the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf, while the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough In England now!' To my mortification as I sat on the bed and began reciting the poem he clapped both hands over his ears and shouted: "Oh no, not that.