ramify

[ram-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), ramified, ramifying.
to divide or spread out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions.

Origin:
1535–45; < Middle French ramifier < Medieval Latin rāmificāre, equivalent to Latin rām(us) branch (see ramus) + -ificāre -ify

multiramified, adjective
unramified, adjective
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ramify (ˈræmɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to divide into branches or branchlike parts
2.  (intr) to develop complicating consequences; become complex
 
[C16: from French ramifier, from Latin rāmus branch + facere to make]

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ramify
1540s, "branch out," from M.Fr. ramifier (early 14c.), from M.L. ramificare, from L. ramus "branch" (related to radix "root;" see radish) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious).
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ramify ram·i·fy (rām'ə-fī')
v. ram·i·fied, ram·i·fy·ing, ram·i·fies
To branch.

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They supply the muscular coat, ramify in the submucous coat, and are finally distributed to the mucous membrane.
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