embranchment

embranchment

[em-branch-muhnt, -brahnch-]
noun
1.
a branching or ramification.
2.
a branch.

Origin:
1820–30; < French embranchement, equivalent to em- em-1 + branche branch + -ment -ment

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embranchment (ɪmˈbrɑːntʃmənt)
 
n
1.  the process of branching out, esp by a river
2.  a branching out or ramification, as of a river or mountain range

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