ascending branch


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ascending branch

[ə′send·iŋ ′branch]
(mechanics)
The portion of the trajectory between the origin and the summit on which a projectile climbs and its altitude constantly increases.
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After crossing the anterior surface of the kidney, it bifurcated into an ascending branch that went to the right suprarenal gland and a descending branch that ended in the posterior abdominal wall.
7 Development of one main ascending branch per node, if two branches present then the lateral narrower than the main or central; fimbriae on culm leaves 1-3 mm long; lack oral setae on culm leaves.
hcc] the stress of lateral reinforcement at peak stress of confined concrete, k the coefficient affecting the slope of ascending branch of stress-strain curve, [k.
The ascending branch of the anterior humeral circumflex enters the proximal humerus at the upper end of the bicipital groove or via branches into the greater and lesser tuberosities.
The ascending branch coursed upwards and to the left and reached the iliac crest.