Dendron meaning

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Tree or treelike structure.

Rhododendron.

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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 dendrite.
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(chemistry) A section of a dendrimer that includes the central atom or group.
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Origin of dendron

  • < Gr dendron, a tree: see dendro-

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek tree deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined from dendrite by E. A. SCHÄFER in 1893, by analogy with neuron

    From Wiktionary