arborescent

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

adjective

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

Related forms

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

arborescence, noun
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Medicine definitions for arborescent

arborescent

[ är′bə-rĕsənt ]

adj.

Dendriform.
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