(Latin: branch, branches, or a forked structure; ramus (singular), rami (plural); a general term for a smaller structure given off by a larger one, or into which the larger structure; such as, a blood vessel or nerve, divides)
2. To divide into or cause to extend into divisions or subordinate branchlike parts.
3. Of trees and plants or their parts; to form branches, to diverge out, to extend in the form of branches.
4. To extend or to spread into a number of subdivisions or offshoots analogous to branches; especially in the anatomy of veins, nerves, etc.
2. Surgical division of communicantes of sympathetic nerves.
2. Resembling a branch or branches.
2. One of the terminal branches of a ramus or branch.
Each one consists of a white portion (white ramus communicans) composed of myelinated pregangionic sympathetic fibers and a gray portion (gray ramus communicans) composed of unmyelinated postganglionic fibers.
2. A quadrilateral process projecting upwards from the posterior part of either side of the mandible.
In anatomy, a branch; such as, a branch of a blood vessel or nerve. An example is the ramus acetabularis arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis is the branch of an artery that goes to the socket of the hip joint.