[ ahr-buh-res-uh nt ]
/ ˌɑr bəˈrɛs ənt /


treelike in size and form.

Origin of arborescent

1665–75; < Latin arborēscent- (stem of arborēscēns), present participle of arborēscere to grow into a tree. See arbor3, -escent

OTHER WORDS FROM arborescent

ar·bo·res·cence, nounar·bo·res·cent·ly, adverbsub·ar·bo·res·cence, nounsub·ar·bo·res·cent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for arborescence

  • 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for arborescence

/ (ˌɑːbəˈrɛsənt) /


having the shape or characteristics of a tree

Derived forms of arborescent

arborescence, noun
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Medical definitions for arborescence

[ är′bə-rĕsənt ]


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