un·​branched | \ ˌən-ˈbrancht How to pronounce unbranched (audio) \

Definition of unbranched

1 : having no branches a straight unbranched trunk
2 : not divided into branches a leaf with unbranched veins

Examples of unbranched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Native to Sumatran rainforests, the endangered and unpredictable species produces the world's largest unbranched inflorescence. Houston Chronicle, "There is a new, stinky corpse flower at the Houston Museum of Natural Science," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unbranched

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbranched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbranched. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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un·​branched | \ -ˈbrancht How to pronounce unbranched (audio) \

Medical Definition of unbranched

1 : having no branches unbranched filaments
2 : having a straight chain of atoms in a molecule : normal sense 4d

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