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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.
References in classic literature ?
But Aristotle was out of all patience with the account I gave him of Scotus and Ramus, as I presented them to him; and he asked them, "whether the rest of the tribe were as great dunces as themselves?
The shape, as well as the breadth and length of the ramus of the lower jaw, varies in a highly remarkable manner.
According to Couzinet, Ramus, one of the first key figures of French humanism, could meet these demands perfectly, as he came from a humble background and was, to a great degree, a self-educated man.
Lendlease's Project Director for Victoria Harbour Tim Campbell will join artist Bruce Ramus for the inaugural 'switch on' with the local community this evening.
Ramus said she's expecting 35,000 to 40,000 people during the four days - more than usual.
In case of marginal mandibular nerve having two or more rami the relation of each ramus present above and below was recorded separately.
Before proceeding to Ramus, however, Mack summarizes the contributions of Erasmus, certainly the most influential of Renaissance rhetoricians.
The widespread influence of the educational theories of Petrus Ramus in areas that include logic, rhetoric, visual techniques, and mathematics is described in the 12 essays of this revelatory volume.
A technetium bone scan was performed and demonstrated abnormal uptake about the right superior pubic ramus and the left pubic rami.
I have wondered if his observation grew out of his own experience of distance from his native American culture as he lived abroad for almost four years (1950 to 1953) researching the work of Peter Ramus (1515-1572) and his antecedents and his followers and his critics.
Pierre de la Ramee (Petrus Ramus en su traduccion latina) ha pasado a la historia como una figura pivotal del humanismo frances con amplias repercusiones en la tradicion intelectual del norte de Europa y en el ambito anglosajon.
Here, in addition to providing detailed examination of the philosophical labors and the increasingly encyclopedic curricular focus of these writers, Hotson offers his approach to the importance of Ramus over against Ong's paradox, perhaps best evidenced in Keckermann's recognition of the importance of Ramus's attack on the use of Aristotle in the basic teaching of philosophy and Ramus's emphasis on a more practical and coherent organization of study, coupled with Keckermann's equally strong recognition that Ramus's reorganization of logic and removal of metaphysics from the philosophical curriculum were intellectually disastrous.

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