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ra·mus

 (rā′məs)
n. pl. ra·mi (-mī′)
1. A branch, as of a nerve or blood vessel, or a projecting part, as of a rotifer or crustacean.
2. A bony process extending like a branch from a larger bone, especially the ascending part of the lower jaw that makes a joint at the temple.

[Latin rāmus, branch; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

ramus

(ˈreɪməs)
n, pl -mi (-maɪ)
1. (Zoology) the barb of a bird's feather
2. (Zoology) either of the two parts of the lower jaw of a vertebrate
3. (Biology) any part or organ that branches from another part
[C19: from Latin: branch]

ra•mus

(ˈreɪ məs)

n., pl. -mi (-mī).
a small branch, as of a stem, vein, or bone.
[1795–1805; < Latin rāmus branch, twig, bough]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ramus - the posterior part of the mandible that is more or less verticalramus - the posterior part of the mandible that is more or less vertical
condylion - the craniometric point at the tip of the mandibular condyle
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
Translations

ra·mus

n. L. rama, bifurcación, división.
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There is a predilection for the posterior and ascending ramus of the mandible.
2-4) Ameloblastoma can occur anywhere in the mandible or maxilla, although the mandibular molar area and the area around the ascending ramus appear to be the most common sites, (5,6) Ameloblastoma is usually a benign, locally infiltrative tumor, although it can undergo malignant transformation and metastasize.
Enlarged exeresis of the recurrent lesion was performed, including removal of the ascending ramus of the mandible and the skin of the parotid area.

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