arboresce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arboresco.

Verb[edit]

arboresce (third-person singular simple present arboresces, present participle arborescing, simple past and past participle arboresced)

  1. To become a tree or tree-like.
    • 1805, Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London[1], volume 95:
      The arteries arboresce copiously upon the reticular coat of the muscular fibre, and in warm-blooded animals these vessels are of sufficient capacity to admit the red particles of blood, but the intrinsic matter of muscle, contained within the ultimate cylinder, has no red particles.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

arborēsce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of arborēscō