Purkinje cell


Pur·kin·je cell

noun \(ˌ)pər-ˈkin-jē-\

Definition of PURKINJE CELL

:  any of numerous nerve cells that occupy the middle layer of the cerebellar cortex and are characterized by a large globose body with massive dendrites directed outward and a single slender axon directed inward

Origin of PURKINJE CELL

Jan Purkinje
First Known Use: circa 1890

Purkinje cell

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PURKINJE CELL

: any of numerous nerve cells that occupy the middle layer of the cerebellar cortex and are characterized by a large globe-shaped body with massive dendrites directed outward and a single slender axon directed inward—called also Purkinje neuron

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