divaricate


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divaricate

(dī-văr′ĭ-kāt′, dĭ-)
intr.v. divari·cated, divari·cating, divari·cates
To diverge at a wide angle; spread apart.
adj. (dī-văr′ə-kĭt, -kāt′, dĭ-)
1. Biology Branching or spreading widely from a point or axis, as the branches of a tree or shrub; diverging.
2. Relating to a separation of two bones normally adjacent or attached but not located in a joint; distatic.

di·var′i·cate′ly adv.

divaricate

diverging widely.
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E possibile che la frequenza della displasia nella razza bianca rispetto alle popolazioni del "terzo" mondo possa essere facilitata anche dalla diversa abitudine di gestione del bambino da parte della madre "occidentale" che ha perso l'abitudine ancestrale di portare su di se, a gambe divaricate, il bambino.
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Racemes several or many flowered, ebracteate, corymbose, elongated slightly or considerably in fruit; fruiting pedicels slender or thickened, ascending to divaricate, very rarely reflexed.
Racemes several to many flowered, lax, ebracteate, corymbose, elongated considerably in fruit; fruiting pedicels slender, strongly recurved or reflexed, rarely divaricate or ascending and straight, persistent.
Racemes many flowered, lax, ebracteate, corymbose, elongated considerably in fruit; fruiting pedicels slender, ascending, divaricate, strongly recurved or reflexed.