dendrite

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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

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First Known Use of dendrite

1751


DENDRITE Defined for Kids

dendrite

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noun den·drite \ ˈden-ˌdrīt \

Definition of dendrite for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

dendrite

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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

dendritic

play \den-ˈdrit-ik\ adjective

Illustration of dendrite


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