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  1. ramification
    IPA[ˌramɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n]
  2. noun

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

      any change is bound to have legal ramifications
    • 2. a subdivision of a complex structure or process:

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

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

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