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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.]
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(ˈɑːbəˌraɪz) or


to give, or take on, a treelike branched appearanceto produce treelike branched formations
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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"
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It runs 2.5-4 cm from the midline before arborizing to form multiple anastomoses with the DIEA.
Visualizing synapse formation in arborizing optic axons in vivo: dynamics and modulation by BDNF.
Lower power: the polyp is characterized by an arborizing network of smooth muscle bundles surrounded by benign glandular epithelium and normal lamina propria.
Papulolinear collagenoma with arborizing arrangement: report of a case.
With time, additional arborizing horizontal lines developed and extended to form a whorl pattern (Figure 1).
It comprised collagenised areas of epithelioid to spindled cells with small to thin walled arborizing vessels.
Microscopic examination revealed a cellular proliferation of neoplastic cells arranged haphazardly, in cords (Figure 1), occasional nests, and focally palisading (Figure 2) and separated by regularly spaced arborizing fibrovascular septa within an extracellular myxoid matrix (Figure 3) with occasional myxoid pool formation (Figure 4).
The tumor is composed of a complex, arborizing, and interwoven papillary architecture, usually showing hyalinized fibrovascular cores (figure 1).
The cells were situated in an arborizing fibrovascular network (Fig.
Close relationships have been found between neurotrophins and synapse structures and functions; the neurotrophins may influence axonal and dendritic branching and remodelling [27-29], synaptogenesis in arborizing axon terminals [30], synaptic transmission [31-33], and synapsis maturation [32, 34].
The cyst is lined by respiratory-type epithelium, consistent with thyroglossal duct cyst (Figure 4), while the intraluminal proliferation, which extends into adjacent soft tissue, demonstrates complex and arborizing fibrovascular cores lined by epithelioid cells (Figure 5).
The pathology of the biopsied specimen revealed proliferation of bland myofibroblasts cells and arborizing capillaries in a loose myxoid stroma.