Ramus definition

rāməs
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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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A branch, as of a nerve or blood vessel, or a projecting part, as of a rotifer or crustacean.
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(biol.) A branch or branchlike projecting part.
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A branch, as of a nerve or blood vessel, or a projecting part, as of a rotifer or crustacean.
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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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(biology) A branching, as of nerves or blood vessels.
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(anatomy) A bony projection, particularly of the jaw, but also in the groin area, both subject to the maturing process of symphysis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ramus
Plural:
rami

Origin of ramus

  • Latin rāmus branch wrād- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rāmus (“branch").

    From Wiktionary