adjective Etymology: 1bi- + Latin ramus branch Date: 1877 having two branches

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  • Biramous — Bi*ra mous, a. [Pref. bi + ramous.] (Biol.) Having, or consisting of, two branches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biramous — [bī rā′məs] adj. [ BI 1 + RAMOUS] having two branches, as the appendages of crustaceans …   English World dictionary

  • biramous — /buy ray meuhs/, adj. Biol. consisting of or divided into two branches: a biramous appendage. Also, biramose /buy ray mohs, buy reuh mohs /. [1875 80; BI 1 + RAMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • biramous — bi•ra•mous [[t]baɪˈreɪ məs[/t]] also bi•ra•mose [[t] moʊs[/t]] adj. bio consisting of or divided into two branches: a biramous appendage[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • biramous — adjective resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches the biramous appendages of an arthropod long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects a forked river a forked tail forked lightning horseradish grown in poor soil may… …   Useful english dictionary

  • biramous appendage — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) An appendage with two rami; also antennule or antenna with two flagellar elements; not all appendages of a crustacean are biramous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • biramous — adj. [L. bis, two; ramus, branch] Consisting of two branches …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • biramous — adjective Branching in two, composed of two branches …   Wiktionary

  • biramous — Having two branches. [bi + L. ramus, branch] * * * bi·ra·mous ( )bī rā məs adj having two branches * * * bi·ra·mous (bi raґməs) [bi + L. ramus branch] consisting of or possessing two branches …   Medical dictionary

  • biramous — Having two branches or rami (exopodite and endopodite) [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Having two branches, a typical condition for most primitive crustacean appendages [Wilson, 1989]. Having two branches, as a pleopod [Butler, T.H.]. Having two… …   Crustacea glossary

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