- a branching, treelike mark made by one mineral crystallizing in another
- a stone or mineral with such a mark
- the branched part of a nerve cell that carries impulses toward the cell body
- the protoplasmic filaments of a nerve cell
Origin: ; from Classical Greek dendritēs, of a tree ; from dendron, a tree: see dendro-
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- a. A mineral crystallizing in another mineral in the form of a branching or treelike mark.b. A rock or mineral bearing such a mark or marks.
- A branched protoplasmic extension of a nerve cell that conducts impulses from adjacent cells inward toward the cell body. A single nerve may possess many dendrites. Also called dendron.
dendrite - Medical Definition
dendrite - Science Definition
- Any of several parts branching from the body of a neuron that receive and transmit nerve impulses.
- A mineral that has a branching crystal pattern. Dendrites often form within or on the surface of other minerals and often consist of manganese oxides.
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