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dendrite

noun den·drite \ˈden-ˌdrīt\

Definition of DENDRITE

1
:  a branching treelike figure produced on or in a mineral by a foreign mineral; also :  the mineral so marked
2
:  a crystallized arborescent form
3
:  any of the usually branching protoplasmic processes that conduct impulses toward the body of a neuron — see neuron illustration

First Known Use of DENDRITE

1751

Rhymes with DENDRITE

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DENDRITES Defined for Kids

dendrite

noun den·drite \ˈden-ˌdrīt\

Definition of DENDRITE for Kids

:  any of the usually branched fibers that carry nerve impulses toward a nerve cell body
Medical Dictionary

dendrite

noun den·drite \ˈden-ˌdrīt\

Medical Definition of DENDRITE

:  any of the usually branching protoplasmic processes that conduct impulses toward the body of a nerve cell
den·drit·ic \den-ˈdrit-ik\ adjective

Illustration of DENDRITE

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