Biol. a branch or branchlike projecting part
Origin of ramusModern Latin from L, branch: see root
- A branch, as of a nerve or blood vessel, or a projecting part, as of a rotifer or crustacean.
- 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.
Origin of ramusLatin rāmus branch ; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.
- (biology) A branching, as of nerves or blood vessels.
- (anatomy) A bony projection, particularly of the jaw, but also in the groin area, both subject to the maturing process of symphysis.
From Latin rÄmus (“branch").