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dendrite

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noun den·drite \ˈden-ˌdrīt\

Definition of dendrite

  1. 1 :  a branching treelike figure produced on or in a mineral by a foreign mineral; also :  the mineral so marked

  2. 2 :  a crystallized arborescent form

  3. 3 :  any of the usually branching protoplasmic processes that conduct impulses toward the body of a neuron — see neuron illustration



1751

First Known Use of dendrite

1751

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DENDRITE Defined for Kids

dendrite

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noun den·drite \ˈden-ˌdrīt\

Definition of dendrite for Students

  1. :  any of the usually branched fibers that carry nerve impulses toward a nerve cell body




Medical Dictionary

dendrite

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noun den·drite \ˈden-ˌdrīt\

Medical Definition of dendrite

  1. :  any of the usually branching protoplasmic processes that conduct impulses toward the body of a nerve cell

dendritic \den-ˈdrit-ik\play adjective


Illustration of dendrite


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