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Medical Term:

divergence

Pronunciation: di-ver'jens

Definition:

  1. A moving or spreading apart or in different directions.
  2. The spreading of branches of the neuron to form synapses with several other neurons.

[L. di-, apart, + vergo, to incline]

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