Purkinje-cell definition

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A large, drop-shaped, densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the cerebellar cortex.
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Any of the large neurons that make up the middle layer of the gray cortex of the cerebellum, characterized by a dense network of dendrites on the outer side and a long, threadlike axon on the inner side.
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A large, drop-shaped, densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the cerebellar cortex.
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A kind of GABAergic neuron located in the cerebellar cortex.
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Attributive form of Purkinje cell.

Purkinje-cell axon.

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Noun

Singular:
purkinje-cell
Plural:
purkinje-cells

Origin of purkinje-cell

  • After Johannes Evangelista von Purkinje (1787–1869), Bohemian physiologist

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

  • Named after Czech anatomist Jan Evangelista PurkynÄ›.

    From Wiktionary