Adjective "biramous" definition and examples

(Biramous may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bʌɪˈreɪməs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(especially of crustacean limbs and antennae) dividing to form two branches.
  1. 'The anteriormost five abdominal appendages are, almost without exception, biramous.'
  2. 'My biramous appendages are quivering, Mr. President.'

More definitions

1. consisting of or divided into two branches: a biramous appendage.

More examples(as adjective)

"conditions can be biramous."

Origin

Late 19th century: from bi- ‘two’ + ramus + -ous.