arborization

arborization

[ahr-ber-uh-zey-shuhn]
noun
1.
a treelike appearance, as in certain minerals or fossils.
2.
Anatomy. the branchlike appearance characteristic of certain nerve-cell outgrowths.

Origin:
1785–95; arbor3 + -ization

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arborization or arborisation (ˌɑːbəraɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
a branching treelike appearance in certain fossils and minerals
 
arborisation or arborisation
 
n

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arborization ar·bo·ri·za·tion (är'bər-ĭ-zā'shən)
n.

  1. The treelike terminal branching of nerve fibers or blood vessels.

  2. The leaflike pattern formed under certain conditions by a dried smear of cervical mucus.

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