ramus

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ramus

[′rā·məs]
(anatomy)
A slender bone process branching from a large bone.
(vertebrate zoology)
The barb of a feather.
(zoology)
The branch of a structure such as a blood vessel, nerve, arthropod appendage, and so on.
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They found that the DSN came from the anterior ramus of C5 and made a loop around the deep branch of the cervical artery suggesting a possible mechanism of compression.
The clade formed by Anteophthalmosuchus (Node 5) is well supported (Bremer = 2; bootstrap [equivalent to] 60 %) and is defined by the following unambiguous synapomorphies: orbits with a strong dorsal component; anterior ramus of jugal below orbit forming a narrow band of bone; palpebrals small and robust; rectangular palpebrals.

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