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branchesnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈbrɑːntʃ.ɪz/  us   /ˈbræn.tʃɪz/ specialized
a ​group of ​nerves that ​work together for a ​specificpurpose, for ​example, the ​facialnerve branches that ​control the ​muscles used to make different ​expressions with the ​face
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