unbranched

adjective

un·​branched ˌən-ˈbrancht How to pronounce unbranched (audio)
1
: having no branches
a straight unbranched trunk
2
: not divided into branches
a leaf with unbranched veins

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Delissea argutidentata has a long, unbranched trunk, which can grow as tall as 35 feet, the release explained. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 16 Oct. 2022 Native to Sumatran rainforests, the endangered and unpredictable species produces the world's largest unbranched inflorescence. Houston Chronicle, 26 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unbranched was in 1665

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Cite this Entry

“Unbranched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbranched. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

unbranched

adjective
un·​branched ˌən-ˈbrancht How to pronounce unbranched (audio)
: free from or not divided into branches
a tree with a straight unbranched trunk
a leaf with unbranched veins

Medical Definition

unbranched

adjective
un·​branched -ˈbrancht How to pronounce unbranched (audio)
1
: having no branches
unbranched filaments
2
: having a straight chain of atoms in a molecule : normal sense 4d
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