Arborization Ar`bor*i*za"tion, n. [Cf. F. arborisation, fr. L. arbor tree.] The appearance or figure of a tree or plant, as in minerals or fossils; a dendrite. [1913 Webster]

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  • arborization — (Amer.) n. process of branching out like a tree (also arborisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arborization — [är΄bər i zā′shən] n. [ ARBOR2 + IZATION] 1. a treelike formation or arrangement 2. the forming of such an arrangement …   English World dictionary

  • arborization — 1. The terminal branching of nerve fibers or blood vessel s in a branching treelike pattern. 2. The branched pattern formed under certain conditions by a dried smear of cervical mucus. * * * ar·bo·ri·za·tion or Brit ar·bo·ri·sa·tion …   Medical dictionary

  • arborization — noun Date: 1794 formation of or into an arborescent figure arrangement; also such a figure or arrangement (as a dendritic process of a nerve cell) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arborization — /ahr beuhr euh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. a treelike appearance, as in certain minerals or fossils. 2. Anat. the branchlike appearance characteristic of certain nerve cell outgrowths. [1785 95; ARBOR3 + IZATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • arborization — noun a) Any branching, treelike shape or formation b) The formation of such a shape or formation …   Wiktionary

  • arborization — or arborisation ˌα:b(ə)rʌɪ zeɪʃ(ə)n noun Anatomy a fine branching structure at the end of a nerve fibre …   English new terms dictionary

  • arborization — ar·bo·ri·za·tion …   English syllables

  • arborization — ar•bor•i•za•tion [[t]ˌɑr bər əˈzeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. anat. innervation by the proliferation of axons and dendrites • Etymology: 1785–95 ar′bor•ize , v.i. ized, iz•ing …   From formal English to slang

  • arborization — n. (also isation) a treelike arrangement esp. in anatomy …   Useful english dictionary

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