|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]|
dendritic den·drit·ic (děn-drĭt'ĭk)
Relating to the dendrites of nerve cells.