arborescent

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

treelike in size and form.

Nearby words

  1. arboreal,
  2. arboreally,
  3. arbored,
  4. arboreous,
  5. arbores,
  6. arboretum,
  7. arboriculture,
  8. arborio,
  9. arborio rice,
  10. arborist

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

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British Dictionary definitions for arborescent

arborescent

/ (ˌɑːbəˈrɛsənt) /

adjective

having the shape or characteristics of a tree
Derived Formsarborescence, noun

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Medicine definitions for arborescent

arborescent

[ är′bə-rĕsənt ]

adj.

Dendriform.

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