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Synonyms for branch

office

branch off

Synonyms

  • 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

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grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

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

References in periodicals archive ?
Dendrite--the branchlike extension of neurons that receive messages from other neurons.
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.
The neurons are smaller, with fewer branchlike structures, Homberg says.