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  1. ram·i·fi·ca·tion
    IPA[ˌraməfəˈkāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome:

      any change is bound to have legal ramifications
    • 2. a subdivision of a complex structure or process perceived as comparable to a tree's branches:

      an extended family with its ramifications of neighboring in-laws
    • 3. the action or state of ramifying or being ramified:

      a coronary angiogram showed ramification of the right coronary artery close to the ostium
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: ramification, plural noun: ramifications

    • noun

      a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event:

      a subdivision of a complex structure or process:

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