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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

ra·mus

n. L. rama, bifurcación, división.
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Posterior to the superior pubic ramus at the superior part of the paravesical space, a vascular connection between the external iliac artery or inferior epigastric artery and the obturator artery can be detected.
Corona mortis (CM) is defined as an arterial or venous anastomosis between anastomotic branches of the obturator artery (OA) and the interior epigastric artery (IEA) over the superior pubic ramus (SPR) (Baena et al, 2015; Al Talalwah, 2016; Tajra et al., 2016; Wada et al., 2017).
Testicular rupture typically occurs when the testis is forced against the inferior pubic ramus or the pubic symphysis as a result of rapid deceleration and an applied force of 50 kg has been shown to be sufficient for testicular rupture [7, 8].
Given his physical examination findings, subsequent imaging confirmed an unstable pelvic fracture with diastasis of the symphysis pubis of 6 cm, widening of the left sacroiliac joint, a left ischial pubic ramus fracture, and a urethral injury (Figure 1).
Nine years later, he had a recurrence in the right thigh and the right superior pubic ramus. The lesion within the right thigh was resected with clear margins.
Further, the pectineus muscle is occasionally (in 10%-30% of cases) innervated by the accessory obturator nerve, which arises from the anterior rami of the third and fourth lumbar nerves, descends along the medial border of the psoas major muscle, and passes above the superior pubic ramus [28, 29].
The patient had laparotomy, and a hernia sac containing peritoneum and small intestine passing below the superior pubic ramus was discovered, which confirmed the diagnosis made by US and CT.
Last August, 23-year-old George Blakemore from Torfaen was diagnosed with Stage 2 Chondrosarcoma - a rare form of bone cancer arising from the left pubic ramus bone.
Fractures detected included superior and inferior pubic rami fracture, fracture of superior pubic ramus, fracture of ischial spine and acetabular fracture.
OF CASES GRADING A3 B2 2 CASE 1: X-ray frontal view shows fracture involving right inferior pubic ramus. CT axial sections and 3d reconstruction imaging show fractures involving iliac wing, anterior acetabular wall and inferior pubic ramus on the right side.
On the thigh, I identify the adductor longus tendon as well as a little soft spot or depression just beneath the tendon and lateral to the descending ischial pubic ramus. With my thumb on the soft spot, I can actually grasp the adductor longus tendon between my thumb and index finger.
We encountered a patient with benign osteoblastoma of the pubic ramus of right side.