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growth cone

noun, Cell Biology
1.
a flattened area at the end of a growing axon or dendrite, having radiating filopodia and lemellopodia that function as guides for the outgrowth of embryonic nerve fibers.
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  • Tiny sensors on the growth cone pick up chemical signals.

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