Definition of Ramus

1. Noun. The posterior part of the mandible that is more or less vertical.

Terms within: Condylion
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os

Definition of Ramus

1. n. A branch; a projecting part or prominent process; a ramification.

Definition of Ramus

1. Noun. (biology) A branching, as of nerves or blood vessels. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) A bony projection, particularly of the jaw, but also in the groin area, both subject to the maturing process of symphysis. ¹

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Definition of Ramus

1. a branch-like part of a structure [n -MI]

Medical Definition of Ramus

1. A standard medical dictionary contains over 13 pages full of entries to the word ramus. Why? because ramus in latin means a branch and all sorts of anatomic items such as blood vessels and nerves quite naturally have branches. So, for example, medicine is plagued with the likes of the ramus acetabularis arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis which is simply the branch of an artery that goes to the acetabulum (the socket) of the hip joint. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ramus

ramus (current term)
ramus acetabularis
ramus acromialis arteriae suprascapularis
ramus acromialis arteriae thoracoacromialis
ramus alveolaris superior medius nervi infraorbitalis
ramus anastomoticus
ramus anastomoticus arteriae meningeae mediae cum lacrimali
ramus anterior
ramus anterior ascendens
ramus anterior descendens
ramus anterior lateralis
ramus apicalis
ramus apicalis lobi inferioris arteriae pulmonalis dextrae
ramus apicoposterior venae pulmonalis sinistrae superioris
ramus ascendens

Literary usage of Ramus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The Superior ramus (ramus superior oss. ischii; descending ramus).—The superior ramus projects downward and backward from the body and presents for ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"ramus' works were a protest against views like those of Peter Galland, according to ... An edict issued by Francis I. forbade ramus to teach philosophy and ..."

3. Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century by Henry Osborn Taylor (1920)
"CHAPTER XVI ramus BEFORE speaking of the phase of sixteenth century progress and expression exemplified in the reformed religion of Calvin, ..."

4. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"IT is of very little consequence to you, my dear erted in the sixteenth century against ramus, had' for its object the manner in which we ought to pronounce ..."

5. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association by Geologists' Association (1908)
"T. (In collection of Mr. perfect right ramus in the collection of Mr. G. White. Fig. 12. ... The m.! of a right ramus in collection of Dr. Male f Fig. 18. ..."

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