[ahr-buh-res-uh nt]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for arborescent


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


  1. Dendriform.
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