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arborescent

[ahr-buh-res-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. treelike in size and form.
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Origin of arborescent

1665–75; < Latin arborēscent- (stem of arborēscēns), present participle of arborēscere to grow into a tree. See arbor3, -escent
Related formsar·bo·res·cence, nounar·bo·res·cent·ly, adverbsub·ar·bo·res·cence, nounsub·ar·bo·res·cent, 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.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Thomas Hardy

  • 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

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

arborescent

(är′bə-rĕsənt)
adj.
  1. Dendriform.
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