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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.

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.]

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.

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.]

ramus

A branch or subdivision arising from the division (bifurcation) of a blood or lymphatic vessel or a nerve.

ramus

a branch.

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.]
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