|1.||Also called: dendron any of the short branched threadlike extensions of a nerve cell, which conduct impulses towards the cell body|
|2.||a branching mosslike crystalline structure in some rocks and minerals|
|3.||a crystal that has branched during growth and has a treelike form|
|[C18: from Greek dendritēs relating to a tree]|
dendrite den·drite (děn'drīt')
Any of the various branched protoplasmic extensions of a nerve cell that conducts impulses from adjacent cells inward toward the cell body. Also called dendritic process, dendron, neurodendrite, neurodendron.
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