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anabranch

[ an-uh-branch, -brahnch ]
/ ˈæn əˌbræntʃ, -ˌbrɑntʃ /
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noun
a stream branching off from a river and rejoining it further downstream.
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Origin of anabranch

1825–35; short for anastomotic branch.See anastomosis
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British Dictionary definitions for anabranch

anabranch
/ (ˈɑːnəˌbrɑːntʃ) /

noun
a stream that leaves a river and enters it again further downstream

Word Origin for anabranch

C19: from ana (stomosing) branch
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