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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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The DSN is typically reported to arise from the anterior ramus of the C5 nerve root directly or as the first branch of the superior trunk of the brachial plexus.
The clade composed of Goniopholis + Anteophthalmosuchus + Hulkepholis (Node 2) lacks strong support (Bremer = 1; bootstrap < 50%) and is defined by only three unambiguous synapomorphies: anterior border of maxillary depressions well-defined; supratemporal fossae square to subrectangular; presence of two to five small neurovascular foramina, usually ventrally oriented, in the anterior ramus of jugal.
Pterygoid relatively robust; anterior ramus long, anterior terminus lying at about midlevel of orbit; medial ramus long, synchondrotic to anteroventral comer of otic capsule; posterior ramus articulating with ventral half of ventral arm of squamosal.

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