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anabranch

[an-uh-branch, -brahnch] /ˈæn əˌbræntʃ, -ˌbrɑntʃ/
noun
1.
a stream branching off from a river and rejoining it further downstream.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; short for anastomotic branch. See anastomosis
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anabranch

/ˈɑːnəˌbrɑːntʃ/
noun
1.
a stream that leaves a river and enters it again further downstream
Word Origin
C19: from ana(stomosing) branch
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