dendritic

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dendritic

[den′drid·ik]
(science and technology)
Having a branching, treelike structure or pattern.
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For alloys that solidify dendritically over a long freezing range, hot tearing is more prevalent close to 100% solidification because of a lack of liquid metal to feed the voids created by contraction and shrinkage.
Given the absence of artisanal debris, in contrast to the emporia, there is good reason to suppose that the 'productive sites' were central places of lesser importance--periodic fairs, perhaps, that served tribal sections, some way down the dendritically constructed chiefdom economies.
As they cycle through many markets, entrepreneurs disperse (a) to niches closely related to their own experience but gradually and dendritically (b) throughout a growing economy.