Pronunciation: (ram"u-fi-kā'shun), [key]
1. the act or process of ramifying.
2. a branch: ramifications of a nerve.
3. a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication: The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.
a. a structure formed of branches.
b. a configuration of branching parts.
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