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Synonyms for branch


branch off


  • turn off
  • deviate
  • change direction
  • leave the road
  • take a side road
  • take another road
  • quit the road
  • depart from the road

branch out

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for branch

something resembling or structurally analogous to a tree branch

an area of academic study that is part of a larger body of learning

a local unit of a business or an auxiliary controlled by such a business

a component of government that performs a given function

a part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor

a small stream

to separate into branches or branchlike parts

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Synonyms for branch

a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

a part of a forked or branching shape

a natural consequence of development

a stream or river connected to a larger one

any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm


Related Words

grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

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Lianas or scandent shrubs; branchlets cylindrical, striated, with lenticels, tomentose to glabrescent, without interpetiolar gland fields.
Additionally, the number of branchlets, the length of branchlets, and the number of branchlet segments were measured in the third whorl of branchlets (counting from the apex), in which the features are properly developed.
Branching dichotomous-alternated, widely spreading, branchlets curved, not forcipate, in the middle part 300-380 [micro]m in diam., terminally pointed.
The number of the spines per 10 um long dendrite from randomly chosen terminal branchlets was counted with an ocular micrometer at 1000x.
Their latest 'Micro Propagation' technique of using emerging branchlets from mature culms is one of the most successful and cheapest methods to establish a bamboo plantation.
Irvingia gabonesis (ogbono) is a wild seed bearing many fruit plant that grows to a height of 15-40m and has a dense, compact crown, branchlets ending in narrow, curved stipular sheath covering the leaf bud.
Variation in plant height, foliage density, leaf surface area, number of leaves, branchlets, number and type of inflorescence can affect the abundance and distribution of foliage-dwelling spiders (Evans, 1997; Souza and Martins, 2005; Corcuera et al., 2008; Gontijo et al., 2010).
SC short (only reaching level of M and CuA forks), almost straight, with three oblique, spaced, almost straight, visible preapical branchlets (probably only one or none missing).
The focus of this study is Caribbean members of the genus Pseudopterogorgia (Alcyonacea: Gorgoniidae), Like all of the gorgoniids, individuals in this genus form plumelike colonies consisting of central branches and smaller side branches, branchlets, all of which are supported by an axis composed of gorgonin (solidified collagen) (Goldberg, 1976).
The plant forms tight clusters of grape sized rhizomes and displays trailing stems that support cladophylls that are not leaves but actually branchlets with the tiny leaves appearing in the axils with small white aromatic flowers that transform into the pea-size red berries that are poisonous to humans and domestic animals.
Botanically, Rhus natalensis is a shrub 2-3 m high or a small tree up to 8 m tall; bark of the branchlets greyish or white and older ones dull grey, lenticillate and rough.
Infructescence paniculate, elongated, conical, 9,5 cm in the widest portion, with fruiting branchlets 4, 2-5 cm long, minutely puberulent; floral bracts flat in the base of the fruit, 3 mm long, ca.
The flower buds appear like jet-black mulberry fruits born tight to the developing branchlets, until each of their short stems develop and form panicles.
Variation in plant height, foliage density, leaf surface area, number of leaves and branchlets, and number and type of inflorescences, can affect the abundance and distribution of foliage-dwelling spiders (Hatley & MacMahon 1980; Evans 1997; Halaj et al.