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From Ancient Greek δενδρίτης (dendrites, “of or pertaining to a tree”).
dendrite (plural dendrites)
- (cytology) A slender projection of a nerve cell which conducts nerve impulses from a synapse to the body of the cell; a dendron.
- (cytology) Slender cell process emanating from the cell bodies of dendritic cells and follicular dendritic cells of the immune system.
- (crystallography, metallurgy) tree-like structure of crystals growing as material crystallizes
projection of a nerve cell