rami-, ram-

(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)

anterior ramus
A primary division of a spinal nerve that supplies the lateral and ventral portions of the body wall, limbs, and perineum (the region of the abdomen surrounding the urogenital and anal openings).
axiramificate
Denoting a nerve cell whose axon, usually short, breaks up into many branches.
bronchial ramus
One of the collateral branches of each primary bronchus.
mandibular ramus
The vertical portion of the mandible (the lower jaw of a human or animal, usually containing a single bone).
meningeal ramus
One of the primary branches of a spinal nerve that re-enters the vertebral foramen (large opening in a vertebra formed by its body and its arch) and supplies the meninges and vertebral column.

Meninges are a series of membranous layers of connective tissue that protect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).

Damage or infection to the meninges; such as, in meningitis, can cause serious neurological damage and even death.

posterior ramus
One of the primary branches of a spinal nerve that supplies the muscles and skin of the back of the body.
ramicle, ramiculose
A small branch (of a zoophyte).
ramicole (verb), ramicoles; ramicoled; ramicoling: twigs, branches
Living or existing on twigs and branches.
ramicolous (adjective), more ramicolous, most ramicolous
Relating to species living on twigs and branches.
ramicorn
1. The horny sheath of the rami of the lower mandible of birds.
2. Having ramified antenna, as with insects.
ramifactive
1. A usually unintended consequence of an action, decision, or judgment that may complicate the situation or make the intended result more difficult to achieve.
2. The process of dividing or spreading out into branches.
3. A branch or arrangement of branches.
4. Forming, or developing into, a branch.
ramiferous
Bearing branches.
ramificate (verb), ramificates; ramificated; ramificating
To branch out.
ramification (s) (noun), ramifications (pl)
1. An unintended consequence of an action, decision, or judgment that may complicate a situation or make the intended result more difficult to achieve.
2. The process of dividing or spreading out into branches.
3. Collectively, the branches of trees.
ramifier
That which divides or spreads out into branches or branchlike parts; extending into subdivisions.