Purkinje cell

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Pur·​kin·​je cell | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈkin-jē- How to pronounce Purkinje cell (audio) \

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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The first known use of Purkinje cell was circa 1890

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“Purkinje cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Purkinje%20cell. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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Purkinje cell

noun

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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