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Purkinje cell

[per-kin-jee] /pərˈkɪn dʒi/
noun, Biology.
a large, densely branching neuron in the cerebellar cortex of the brain.
Origin of Purkinje cell
1885-90; see Purkinje fiber Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Purkinje cell Pur·kin·je cell (pər-kĭn'jē, pur'kĭn-yě)
Any of numerous neurons of the cerebral cortex having large flask-shaped cell bodies with massive dendrites and one slender axon. Also called Purkinje corpuscle.

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