dendrite

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From Ancient Greek δενδρίτης (dendrítēs, of or pertaining to a tree).

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dendrite (plural dendrites)

  1. (cytology) A slender projection of a nerve cell which conducts nerve impulses from a synapse to the body of the cell; a dendron.
  2. (cytology) Slender cell process emanating from the cell bodies of dendritic cells and follicular dendritic cells of the immune system.
  3. (crystallography, metallurgy) tree-like structure of crystals growing as material crystallizes
  4. A hermit who lived in a tree

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dendrite m (plural dendriti)

  1. dendrite (all senses)

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