Pronunciation: ra'mus, ra'mi
- One of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. Arterial and nerve branches are also given under the major nerve or artery.
- A part of an irregularly shaped bone (less slender than a “process”) that forms an angle with the main body (ramus of mandible).
- One of the primary divisions of a cerebral sulcus.
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