Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To have or produce branching formations, as the bronchial tubes of the lungs.

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  • v. Alternative spelling of arborise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To give a tree-like appearance to: as, “an arborized or moss-agate,” Wright. Also spelled arborise.
  • To divide into numerous branches.

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  • v. branch out like trees

Etymologies

From Latin arbor, tree.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The ganglion cells vary much in size, and the dendrites of the smaller ones as a rule arborize in the inner plexiform layer as soon as they enter it; while those of the larger cells ramify close to the inner nuclear layer.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. 1. The Tunics of the Eye

  • The inner processes of the rod bipolars run through the inner plexiform layer and arborize around the bodies of the cells of the ganglionic layer; their outer processes end in the outer plexiform layer in tufts of fibrils around the button-like ends of the inner processes of the rod granules.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. 1. The Tunics of the Eye

  • A second set of fibers from the medial and lateral nuclei end partly in the tegmentum, while the remainder ascend in the medial longitudinal fasciculus to arborize around the cells of the nuclei of the oculomotor nerve.

    IX. Neurology. 4a. The Hind-brain or Rhombencephalon

  • In the upper part of the lateral lemniscus there is a collection of nerve cells, the nucleus of the lateral lemniscus, around the cells of which some of the fibers arborize and from the cells of which axons originate to continue upward the tract of the lateral lemniscus.

    IX. Neurology. 5h. The Acoustic Nerve

  • n. - cross-bow with mechanism for drawing string. adj. - pertaining to or like a tree; wooded. arborize v. - take on or give tree-like shape. arborization, adj. - pertaining to trees; composed of trees.

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