Purkinje cell

noun
Pur·​kin·​je cell | \(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

First Known Use of Purkinje cell

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Purkinje cell

Jan Purkinje

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Purkinje cell

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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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