noun, plural ra·mi [rey-mahy] /ˈreɪ maɪ/. Botany, Zoology, Anatomy.
Origin of ramus
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Disarticulation of the Ramus without opening into the cavity of the Mouth.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
This ridge and fossa are on the lateral surface of the ramus.
The Logic of Ramus in 1555 is cited as the first departure from this rule.
The French rame, an oar, is remus, but that modified by an unconscious recollection of ramus.English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
This nerve is the portio major or superficialis of the nerve usually known as the ramus ophthalmicus superficialis in the adult.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
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.