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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 CT scan showed a 6 X 3 X 3 -cm radiolucent lesion associated with a third molar dislocated to the posterior ramus (figure 3).
This includes early mobilization in concomitant condylar fracture, restoration of the occlusion, and reestablishing the posterior ramus height.
Gonial angle on lateral cephalogram is measured by the intersection of tangent to the lower border of the mandible and posterior ramus.10,11 Due to double images of the lower border of mandible in lateral cephalogram, it is difficult to recognize and measure the gonial angle.

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