- plural of ramus.
- a branch, as of a plant, vein, bone, etc.
Origin of ramus
Examples from the Web for rami
Contemporary Examples of rami
However, Palestinian villagers are still shopping at settler-owned Rami Levy stores.Somewhere Over the Separation Barrier
December 18, 2013
Zeidan is playing a high-stakes game, according to Libyan intelligence official, Rami El Obeidi.Libya Fears Jihadist Retaliation After al-Liby Raid
October 8, 2013
Rami Hamdallah released a statement condemning the killings in Qalandia.As Peace Talks Progress, Palestinian Authority’s Popularity Plummets
August 30, 2013
In his short stint as PM, Rami Hamdallah failed to connect with the young folk or the old folk or any folk, really.
For now Rami Hamdallah's abandoned throne remains empty and the Palestinian leadership remains woefully divided.
Historical Examples of rami
Third pair with the rami one third longer than those of the second pair.
The rami of the first cirrus are a little unequal in length.
The rami of the mandible are united only by an extremely elastic ligament.
The rami of the mandible are not ankylosed together in front.
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 plural of ramus
- the barb of a bird's feather
- either of the two parts of the lower jaw of a vertebrate
- any part or organ that branches from another part
Word Origin for ramus
"a branch" (anatomical), 1803, from Latin ramus "a branch, bough, twig," related to radix "root;" see radish.
- Any of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel.
- A part of an irregularly shaped bone that is thicker than a process and forms an angle with the main body, especially the ascending part of the lower jaw that makes a joint at the temple.
- Any of the primary divisions of a cerebral sulcus.