anabranch

anabranch

[an-uh-branch, -brahnch]
noun
a stream branching off from a river and rejoining it further downstream.

Origin:
1825–35; short for anastomotic branch. See anastomosis

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anabranch (ˈɑːnəˌbrɑːntʃ)
 
n
a stream that leaves a river and enters it again further downstream
 
[C19: from ana(stomosing) branch]

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