A branch point is a point in the complex that can map from a single point to multiple points in the range.

A branch point of a multi-valued function (usually referred to as a "multifunction" in the context of complex analysis) is a point such that the function is discontinuous when going around an arbitrarily small circuit around this point (Ablowitz & Fokas 2003, p. 46). Multi-valued functions are rigorously studied using Riemann surfaces, and the formal definition of branch points employs this concept. (Wikipedia)