biramous

[ bahy-rey-muh s ]
/ baɪˈreɪ məs /

adjective Biology.

consisting of or divided into two branches: a biramous appendage.
Also bi·ra·mose [bahy-rey-mohs, bahy-ruh-mohs] /baɪˈreɪ moʊs, ˌbaɪ rəˈmoʊs/.

Origin of biramous

First recorded in 1875–80; bi-1 + ramous
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British Dictionary definitions for biramous

biramous

/ (ˈbɪrəməs) /

adjective

divided into two parts, as the appendages of crustaceans
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Medicine definitions for biramous

biramous

[ bī-rāməs ]

adj.

Consisting of or having two branches, as the appendages of an arthropod.
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