branched ranched adj. 1. resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches; as, long branched hairs on its legs, on which pollen collects.

Syn: bifurcate, biramous, forked, pronged, prongy. [WordNet 1.5]

2. same as {branching}, a.. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • branched — branched; un·branched; …   English syllables

  • -branched — branched, combining form. having branches: »Many branched trees = trees having many branches …   Useful english dictionary

  • Branched — Branch Branch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Branched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Branching}.] 1. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision. [1913 Webster] {To branch off},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • branched — adjective 1. resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches (Freq. 1) the biramous appendages of an arthropod long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects a forked river a forked tail forked lightning horseradish grown in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • branched — adjective see branch I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • branched — see ramify …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • branched — adjective Having branches …   Wiktionary

  • branched — brɑːntʃ n. bough; affiliate; limb v. fork, divide into branches …   English contemporary dictionary

  • branched —   , branching   Possessing lateral or aerial branches, e.g. the trunks of some Cycas species.   Cf. solitary, unbranched …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • branched-chain-amino-acid transaminase — branched chain ami·no ac·id trans·am·i·nase (brancht chān ə meґno asґid trans amґĭ nās) [EC] an enzyme of the transferase class that catalyzes the removal of the α amino group of leucine, isoleucine, or valine to …   Medical dictionary

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