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arborization

[ahr-ber-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɑr bər əˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a treelike appearance, as in certain minerals or fossils.
2.
Anatomy. the branchlike appearance characteristic of certain nerve-cell outgrowths.
Origin of arborization
1785-1795
1785-95; arbor3 + -ization
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  • The arborization of the metal as it spreads out from the main shaft of the hinge is beautifully decorative in effect.

    The Thirteenth James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for arborization

arborization

/ˌɑːbəraɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a branching treelike appearance in certain fossils and minerals
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arborization in Medicine

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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