[rey-mohs, ruh-mohs]

Origin of ramose

1680–90; < Latin rāmōsus full of boughs, equivalent to rām(us) branch (see ramus) + -ōsus -ose1
Related formsra·mose·ly, adverbra·mos·i·ty [ruh-mos-i-tee] /rəˈmɒs ɪ ti/, nounmul·ti·ra·mose, adjectivesub·ra·mose, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ramose


ramous (ˈreɪməs)

  1. having branches
Derived Formsramosely or ramously, adverbramosity (ræˈmɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for ramose

C17: from Latin rāmōsus, from rāmus branch
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ramose in Medicine


[rāmōs′, rə-mōs]
  1. Having many branches; branching.
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