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arborescent

[ ahr-buh-res-uhnt ]
/ ˌɑr bəˈrɛs ənt /
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adjective
treelike in size and form.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for arborescent

arborescent
/ (ˌɑːbəˈrɛsənt) /

adjective
having the shape or characteristics of a tree

Derived forms of arborescent

arborescence, noun
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Medical definitions for arborescent

arborescent
[ är′bə-rĕsənt ]

adj.
Dendriform.
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