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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The academic study Branching Out uncovers the relationship between feminist resistance and the arts, the effects of speaking from outside one of Canada's activist centres, and the role of a magazine in both recording and shaping a movement.
"Editorial: Women's Place and the Habitat Forum." Branching Out 3.3 (July/August 1976): 9.
"Arctic Women." Branching Out 3.3 (July/August 1976): 20.
My own work on Branching Out also has a revisionist mandate, demonstrating that 1970s feminist periodicals were more than communication tools and that their literary and political experimentation requires scholarly attention as an important and overlooked aspect of Canadian feminist, periodical, and literary history.
(7) Although Branching Out does not appear on the periodical list, there are two sets of documents related to the magazine at the University of Ottawa Archives and Special Collections: one file in box 5 of the Canadian Women's Movement Archives Fonds (X10-1), which includes correspondence, advertising rates, and other material collected by Pat Leslie, and the 2006 Sharon Batt donation, which is eight uncatalogued boxes that the archivists at University of Ottawa Archives and Special Collections have generously allowed me to consult.