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anabranch

[ an-uh-branch, -brahnch ]

noun

  1. a stream branching off from a river and rejoining it further downstream.


anabranch

/ ˈɑːnəˌbrɑːntʃ /

noun

  1. a stream that leaves a river and enters it again further downstream


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Word History and Origins

Origin of anabranch1

1825–35; short for anastomotic branch. See anastomosis
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Word History and Origins

Origin of anabranch1

C19: from ana ( stomosing ) branch
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Example Sentences

After passing some gullies, we came into a more broken and hilly country; the river formed here a large anabranch.

An arm or anabranch, at first containing much water, and coming from the north, was on our right for some miles.

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