lateral branches

lat·er·al branch·es

branches directed away from the midline, to the side. Terminologia Anatomica lists lateral branches (ramus lateralis/rami laterales) of the following: 1) artery of tuber cinereum (rami laterales arteriarum tuburis cinerci [TA]); 2) anterior interventricular branch of left coronary artery (ramus lateralis interventricularis anterioris arteriae coronariae sinistrae [TA]); 3) pontine arteries (rami laterales arteriae pontis [TA]); 4) posterior rami of cervical/thoracic/lumbar/sacral/coccygeal spinal nerves (rami laterales ramorum posteriorum nervorum cervicalium/thoracalium/lumbalium/sacralium/coccygeum); 5) umbrical part of left branch of portal vein (rami laterales partis umbilici rami sinistri venae portae hepatis [TA]); 6) left hepatic duct (ramus lateralis ductus hepatici sinistri [TA]); 7) superior cerebellar artery (rami lateralis arteriae superioris cerebelli [TA]); 8) supraorbital nerve (ramus lateralis nervi supraorbitalis [TA]).
Synonym(s): rami laterales [TA]
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Cowpea plants irrigated with low ECw water presented higher growth in the number of lateral branches (Figure 1C) when compared to those irrigated with water of higher salinity, even with the application of bovine biofertilizer.
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'The surface area of lateral branches increases as the number of branches and the broadness of the crown increase.
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Most brambles produce their crops only on second-year canes, called "floricanes." But some, the so-called "everbearing" varieties, bear an early fall crop on the tips of first-year canes, or "primocanes," followed by an early summer crop on lower, lateral branches of second-year flori-canes.
The left lateral branches of the artery, portal vein, and hepatic vein were located; then, the liver hilum was dissected to isolate the respective vessels.
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