from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A branch, as of a plant, nerve, or blood vessel.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A branching, as of nerves or blood vessels.
- n. A bony projection, particularly of the jaw, but also in the groin area, both subject to the maturing process of symphysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A branch; a projecting part or prominent process; a ramification.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In biology, a branch or branching part, as of a plant, vein, artery, or forked bone.
- n. See the adjectives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the posterior part of the mandible that is more or less vertical
Latin rāmus, branch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin rāmus ("branch"). (Wiktionary)