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  • adj. Having no branches
  • adj. straight-chain

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not branched; not provided with branches.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without branches


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  • If we have unbranched descent, then it forms a nested hierarchy if we group by branch and stem.

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  • Translated from the greek Amorphophallus titanum means "giant misshapen penis," and while the Rafflesia has the world's largest flower, the titan lays claim to the largest unbranched cluster of flowers in the world.

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  • When your young willow has achieved twelve and a half feet of straight, unbranched stem, you plant it out in the field to a depth of at least thirty inches.


  • Irene's group had been investigating the production of unbranched polyethylene chains.

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  • "The first feather should basically be an unbranched tube," says evolutionary ornithologist Richard Prum at Yale University, among those who proposed the theory.

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  • As an example , two sequential targets in an unbranched section of the network embedded in an negative feedback produces a dose-matrix that best fits a potentiation model shown here, adapted from Fig3.

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  • Baicalia is a branching columnar stromatolite forming in subtidal areas, where C. columnaris is a highly elongated, unbranched, columnar stromatolite living in quiet waters below the tidal zone.

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  • Smaller turbellarians have a simple unbranched gut while larger species have guts with lateral diverticula that greatly increase the surface area for absorbing nutrients.


  • There are some general trends in forest characteristics with increasing elevation: decreasing stature, fewer straight unbranched and boled trees, less stratification, more epiphytes, more bryophytes and lichens, a better developed and more diverse herb layer, and floristic changes.

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  • Designating an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight and unbranched chain of carbon atoms.

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