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Definition of Ramus

Ramus: In anatomy, a branch, such as a branch of a blood vessel or nerve. For example, the ramus acetabularis arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis is the branch of an artery that goes to the socket of the hip joint. The plural of ramus is rami.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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