arborize


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ar·bo·rize

 (är′bə-rīz′)
intr.v. ar·bo·rized, ar·bo·riz·ing, ar·bo·riz·es
To have or produce branching formations, as the bronchial tubes of the lungs.

[From Latin arbor, tree.]

arborize

(ˈɑːbəˌraɪz) or

arborise

vb
to give, or take on, a treelike branched appearanceto produce treelike branched formations
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.arborize - branch out like treesarborize - branch out like trees; "nerve fibers arborize"
furcate, branch, fork, ramify, separate - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
References in periodicals archive ?
Amphilectus lobatus, like other demosponges, shows a crawling movement along the substrate, but instead of forming single wide, active margins, this species produces numerous thin body outgrowths--stolons--which can arborize and merge with one another, thus forming a network covering the substrate.
In UPUMP, the narrow mucosal folds should not arborize or branch, and "free-floating" cross-sections of fibrovascular cores should be rare or altogether absent.
Many differentiated cells developed cellular hypertrophy, some of the cells died (Figure 2(a), red asterisks), and others started to arborize. We detected numerous binucleated but nonproliferating cells.