adjective Botany, Zoology.

having many small branches.

Also ram·u·lous [ram-yuh-luh s] /ˈræm yə ləs/.

Origin of ramulose

1745–55; < Latin rāmulōsus full of branching veins, equivalent to rāmul(us) little branch, twig (rām(us) branch + -ulus -ule) + -ōsus -ose1; see ramus
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British Dictionary definitions for ramulose


ramulous (ˈræmjʊləs)


(of the parts or organs of animals and plants) having many small branches

Word Origin for ramulose

C18: from Latin rāmulōsus full of branching veins, from rāmulus twig, from rāmus branch
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