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arborization, aborisation (British)
1. The development of many branching parts or formations.
2. The appearance or figure of a tree or plant, as in minerals or fossils; a dendrite.
3. The formation of a treelike shape or arrangement.
4. A branching pattern in the termination of a nerve fiber, as of an axon in a central tract, the axon of a free nerve ending in subcutaneous tissue, or a motoneuron in a muscle.
Word Entries containing the term: “arborization
cervical mucus arborization
The occurrence of a fernlike pattern when uterine cervix mucus is allowed to dry for ten minutes on a glass slide and is then examined microscopically.

It is indicative of the presence of estrogen, which alters the concentration of sodium chloride in the mucus.

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