[ahr-ber-uh-zey-shuh n]


a treelike appearance, as in certain minerals or fossils.
Anatomy. the branchlike appearance characteristic of certain nerve-cell outgrowths.

Origin of arborization

First recorded in 1785–95; arbor3 + -ization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for arborization

Historical Examples of arborization

  • The arborization of the metal as it spreads out from the main shaft of the hinge is beautifully decorative in effect.

    The Thirteenth

    James J. Walsh

British Dictionary definitions for arborization




a branching treelike appearance in certain fossils and minerals
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arborization in Medicine




The treelike terminal branching of nerve fibers or blood vessels.
The leaflike pattern formed under certain conditions by a dried smear of cervical mucus.
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