- The passage of the branches of arteries or nerves to the tissues and organs.
- The area in which the branches of an artery or a nerve terminate, or the area supplied by such an artery or nerve.
- The relative numbers of people in each of various categories or populations such as in different age, gender, or occupational samples.
- The pattern of occurrence of a substance within or between organelles, cells, tissues, organisms, or taxa.
[L. distribuo, pp. -tributus, to distribute, fr. tribus, a tribe]