[bahy-rey-muh s]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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




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