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[bahy-rey-muh s]
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adjective Biology.
  1. consisting of or divided into two branches: a biramous appendage.
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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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  1. divided into two parts, as the appendages of crustaceans
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biramous in Medicine


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