- 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
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They are all biramous, though the two rami are not as yet jointed.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
The name, meaning "cleft-footed," applies to the appendages of the thorax, which are once-branched (biramous).
The sixth segment of the abdomen has a pair of biramous appendages, which, with the telson, form a swimming-fan.
This form is retained, with little alteration in some adult Copepoda, where the biramous “palp” still aids in locomotion.
The antennas are also locomotor organs, and in most orders are biramous.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites
Percy Edward Raymond
- divided into two parts, as the appendages of crustaceans
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- Consisting of or having two branches, as the appendages of an arthropod.
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