- plural of ramus.
noun, plural ra·mi [rey-mahy] /ˈreɪ maɪ/. Botany, Zoology, Anatomy.
- a branch, as of a plant, vein, bone, etc.
- the plural of ramus
noun plural -mi (-maɪ)
- the barb of a bird’s feather
- either of the two parts of the lower jaw of a vertebrate
- any part or organ that branches from another part
“a branch” (anatomical), 1803, from Latin ramus “a branch, bough, twig,” related to radix “root;” see radish.
n. pl. ra•mi (-mī′)
- Any of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel.
- A part of an irregularly shaped bone that is thicker than a process and forms an angle with the main body, especially the ascending part of the lower jaw that makes a joint at the temple.
- Any of the primary divisions of a cerebral sulcus.