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communicating branch


Definition: a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one named nerve to join another.[anat usage note: the term “communicating branch” is used in the nervous system to replace the inadequate “anastomosing branch” used for vascular systems.]

Synonym(s): ramus communicansTA

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