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Having the size, form, or characteristics of a tree; treelike.

[Latin arborēscēns, arborēscent-, present participle of arborēscere, to grow to be a tree, from arbor, tree.]

ar′bo·res′cence n.
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(Forestry) having the shape or characteristics of a tree
ˌarboˈrescence n
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(ˌɑr bəˈrɛs ənt)

resembling a tree in size, appearance, or growth.
[1665–75; < Latin arborēscent-, s. of arborēscēns, present participle of arborēscere to grow into a tree, derivative of arbor tree; see -escent]
ar`bo•res′cence, n.
ar`bo•res′cent•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.arborescent - resembling a tree in form and branching structurearborescent - resembling a tree in form and branching structure; "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda"; "dendriform sponges"
branchy - having many branches; "a branchy tree trunk"
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References in classic literature ?
Stately trees of many kinds, with smooth and highly coloured barks, are loaded by parasitical monocotyledonous plants; large and elegant ferns are numerous, and arborescent grasses entwine the trees into one entangled mass to the height of thirty or forty feet above the ground.
An arborescent fern was found by Forster in New Zealand in 46 degs., where orchideous plants are parasitical on the trees.
The sun, darting his last rays beneath the masses of heaped-up cloud, adorned with a crest of gold the slightest inequalities of the ground below; gigantic trees, arborescent bushes, mosses on the even surface--all had their share of this luminous effulgence.
Behind us rose a dark and forbidding wood of giant arborescent ferns intermingled with the commoner types of a primeval tropical forest.
Deleuze and Guattari are interested in intensities (the "nomadic"' or "the War Machine" in the Deleuzian vocabulary) in-between the points of A and B of, in our case, the monomyth, whereas the monomyth itself maintains focus on the transformative endpoints of the cycle (the "State," "arborescent thinking" or the "Root of the World Tree"), which we, in opposition to the intensity of modern myth, might call the authenticity of the monomyth.
43), and that thus "Gould's ideas could be said to be but a twig on the arborescent bush of human opinion" (p.
The reader will have to cope with phrases such as: 'Frequently such valorization is actualized through deterritorializing and rhizomic processes that challenge the arborescent structures of state ordering' (p.
2b) showed ramification up to the fifth order, and the animals look much bushier and arborescent (Fig.
Zanzibar red colobus monkeys feed on the leaves of the arborescent cycad Encephalartos hildebrandtii, showing a preference for young, tender leaves over older ones (Nowak & Lee, 2011).
During the fourth stage (livor mortis), the skin becomes adorned with arborescent venous patterning due to the breakdown of hemoglobin within the blood vessels.
laxiflora root has been considered the basic type because it is associated with arborescent taxa or woody families (Eames, 1961).
Macroscopically, LA appears as a yellowish synovial proliferation, with broad villous projections of fatty tissue arranged in an arborescent pattern, usually filling the suprapatellar pouch and both gutters [18, 25].