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ramus

 [ra´mus] (L.)
ramus commu´nicans (pl. ra´mi communican´tes), a branch connecting two nerves or two arteries.
ramus of mandible a quadrilateral process projecting upwards from the posterior part of either side of the mandible.
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ra·mus

, pl.

ra·mi

(rā'mŭs, rā'mī), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): branch
2. One of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. Arterial and nerve branches are also given under the major nerve or artery.
3. A part of an irregularly shaped bone (less slender than a "process") that forms an angle with the main body (for example, ramus of mandible).
4. One of the primary divisions of a cerebral sulcus.
[L.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ramus

(rā′məs)
n. pl. ra·mi (-mī′)
1. A branch, as of a nerve or blood vessel, or a projecting part, as of a rotifer or crustacean.
2. A bony process extending like a branch from a larger bone, especially the ascending part of the lower jaw that makes a joint at the temple.
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ra·mus

, pl. rami (rā'mŭs, -mī)
1. [TA]
Synonym(s): branch.
2. One of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel.
See also: artery, nerve
3. A part of an irregularly shaped bone (less slender than a "process") that forms an angle with the main body (e.g., ramus of mandible).
4. One of the primary divisions of a cerebral sulcus.
[L.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ramus

A branch or subdivision arising from the division (bifurcation) of a blood or lymphatic vessel or a nerve.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ramus

a branch.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ra·mus

, pl. rami (rā'mŭs, -mī)
1. Synonym(s): branch.
2. A primary division of a nerve or blood vessel.
3. A part of an irregularly shaped bone that forms an angle with the main body.
4. A primary division of a cerebral sulcus.
[L.]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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When using the mandibular ramus as a donor site, the position and location of the inferior alveolar nerve must be defined (Nagadia et al., 2011) because the main risk in the use of the mandibular ramus as a donor site is neurosensory injuries (Lee & Kim).
With SSO, only three osteotomies are made with the saw (medial ramus osteotomy, anterior vertical mandibular body osteotomy, and an osteotomy connecting the two).
Couzinet's monograph closes with an extensive bibliography listing literature by Ramus, other primary sources ancient and early modern, as well as general research literature on Ramus.
"For our market size, we have huge shows," Ramus said.
Out of the 100 cases in 74 cases single ramus was present and all these single rami coursed above the inferior border of mandible.
Ramus es un humanista y ante todo un pedagogo entusiasta que dedico toda su vida a la ensenanza; algun autor le llama "Praeceptor Galliae", jugando con el titulo que suele otorgarsele a Philipp Melanchthon como "Praeceptor Germaniae" (49).
That seems to be another big trend this year, Ramus said.
Skalnik relies mainly on published editions of contemporary sources about and by Ramus, along with a few archival pieces of correspondence or records dealing with the university.
Ramus, a professor of biological oceanography at Duke University in Durham, have put together an innovative project called FerryMon to use that state's extensive coastal ferry system to actively monitor water quality in the rivers and open waters of the sound.
This paper examines educational practice between 1450-1650, highlighting 16th century educationist, Peter Ramus, whose work is remembered in the "History of Western Philosophy" as fostering a "pedagogic marvel." Ramus' work has received scant attention from English-speaking educationists, and his niche within the educational pantheon is unrecorded.

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