ramification

[ ram-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌræm ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or process of ramifying.
a branch: ramifications of a nerve.
a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication: The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.
Botany.
  1. a structure formed of branches.
  2. a configuration of branching parts.

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Origin of ramification

1670–80; < Middle French < Medieval Latin rāmificāt(us) (past participle of rāmificāre to ramify) + Middle French -ion -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for ramification

ramification
/ (ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of ramifying or branching out
an offshoot or subdivision
(often plural) a subsidiary consequence, esp one that complicates
a structure of branching parts
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Medical definitions for ramification

ramification
[ răm′ə-fĭ-kāshən ]

n.

A branching shape or arrangement.
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