- plural of ramus.
- a branch, as of a plant, vein, bone, etc.
Origin of ramus
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For now Rami Hamdallah's abandoned throne remains empty and the Palestinian leadership remains woefully divided.
Third pair with the rami one third longer than those of the second pair.
The rami of the first cirrus are a little unequal in length.
The rami of the mandible are united only by an extremely elastic ligament.
The rami of the mandible are not ankylosed together in front.
They are all biramous, though the two rami are not as yet jointed.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)
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- the plural of ramus
- the barb of a bird's feather
- either of the two parts of the lower jaw of a vertebrate
- any part or organ that branches from another part
C19: from Latin: branch
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Word Origin and History for rami
"a branch" (anatomical), 1803, from Latin ramus "a branch, bough, twig," related to radix "root;" see radish.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Any of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel.
- A part of an irregularly shaped bone that is thicker than a process and forms an angle with the main body, especially the ascending part of the lower jaw that makes a joint at the temple.
- Any of the primary divisions of a cerebral sulcus.
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