Dendrite meaning

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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.
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A branching, treelike mark made by one mineral crystallizing in another.
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A stone or mineral with such a mark.
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The branched part of a nerve cell that carries impulses toward the cell body.
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The protoplasmic filaments of a nerve cell.
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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.
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Any of several parts branching from the body of a neuron that receive and transmit nerve impulses.
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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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(cytology) A slender projection of a nerve cell which conducts nerve impulses from a synapse to the body of the cell; a dendron.
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(cytology) Slender cell process emanating from the cell bodies of dendritic cells and follicular dendritic cells of the immune system.
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(crystallography, metallurgy) Tree-like structure of crystals growing as material crystallizes.
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A hermit who lived in a tree.
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Origin of dendrite

  • From Ancient Greek δενδρίτης (dendrites, “of or pertaining to a tree”).

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