noun, plural ra·mi [rey-mahy] /ˈreɪ maɪ/. Botany, Zoology, Anatomy.
- ramstedt operation,
- ramòn y cajal,
- ramón y cajal,
- ramón y cajal, santiago
Origin of ramus
Examples from the Web for ramus
Ramus was not the only disputant persecuted for these grave absurdities.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Lancelot, author of the Port Royal grammar, praises highly that of Ramus, though he reckons it too intricate.
The condyle is not raised at all above the edge of the ramus; the angle is rounded and the coronoid process is very small.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The course of the bullet was almost tangential to the ramus of the jaw, anteroposteriorly.Gunshot Roentgenograms|Clyde S. Ford
Several days later they overtook the Ramus Company consisting of about twenty-five wagons.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
noun plural -mi (-maɪ)
Word Origin for ramus
"a branch" (anatomical), 1803, from Latin ramus "a branch, bough, twig," related to radix "root;" see radish.