ramulose

[ ram-yuh-lohs ]
/ ˈræm yəˌloʊs /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

having many small branches.

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Also ram·u·lous [ram-yuh-luhs]. /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

Words nearby ramulose

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British Dictionary definitions for ramulose

ramulose

ramulous (ˈræmjʊləs)

/ (ˈræmjʊˌləʊs) /

adjective

(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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