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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

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

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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In our nervous system, each neuron (nerve cell) consists of three parts: a main structure called the cell body; a number of short, branchlike fibers called dendrites; and a long, cablelike protrusion called an axon, which splits near its tip into many terminals.
The anemone is an animal that looks more like a plant, with tentacles extending from the creature's velvet-soft base in many branchlike projections that wave rhythmically in ocean currents.
NERVE ENDING--the fine branchlike terminations of the extensions that carry impulses away from or toward the body of a nerve cell.
We have been working with iPhrase OneStep to deliver a branchlike experience via the Web since its initial version was released in 2001," said Robert Sofman, senior vice president, eBusiness at Charles Schwab.
The neurons are smaller, with fewer branchlike structures, Homberg says.