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arborescent

[ahr-buh-res-uh nt] /ˌɑr bəˈrɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
treelike in size and form.
Origin of arborescent
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin arborēscent- (stem of arborēscēns), present participle of arborēscere to grow into a tree. See arbor3, -escent
Related forms
arborescence, noun
arborescently, adverb
subarborescence, noun
subarborescent, adjective
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Examples from the Web for arborescence
Historical Examples
  • Thus passed the leafy time when arborescence seems to be the one thing aimed at out of doors.

  • It is not a blotting out—it is a polishing, it is an arborescence, it is an efflorescence, it is an irradiation.

    New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for arborescence

arborescent

/ˌɑːbəˈrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
having the shape or characteristics of a tree
Derived Forms
arborescence, noun
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arborescence in Medicine

arborescent ar·bo·res·cent (är'bə-rěs'ənt)
adj.
Dendriform.

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