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

Origin and Etymology of purkinje cell

Jan Purkinje


Medical Dictionary

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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