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Definition of "branched" []

  • A secondary woody stem arising from the trunk or bough of a tree or the main stem of a shrub (noun)
  • A subdivision of the stem or root of any other plant (noun)
  • An offshoot or secondary part (noun)
  • A subdivision or subsidiary section of something larger or more complex (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any small stream (noun)
  • A section of a curve separated from the rest of the curve by discontinuities or special points (noun)
  • A departure from the normal sequence of programmed instructions into a separate program area (noun)
  • An alternative route in an atomic or nuclear decay series (noun)
  • (of a tree or other plant) to produce or possess branches (verb)
  • (of stems, roots, etc) to grow and diverge (from another part) (verb)
  • To divide or be divided into subsidiaries or offshoots (verb)
  • To diverge from the main way, road, topic, etc (verb)
  • Having branches. (adjective)

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  • Simple past tense and past participle of branch. (verb)

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Use "branched" in a sentence
  • "Fruit abundant, borne in short branched or straight clusters of five to ten fruits."
  • "Fruit very abundant, borne in short, branched clusters, globular, perfectly smooth, with no apparent sutures."
  • "These three protein sparing amino acids are known as branched chain amino acids, and play important roles in protein synthesis and energy metabolism."