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Meaning of dendrite

den•drite

Pronunciation: (den'drīt), [key]
— n.
    1. a branching figure or marking, resembling moss or a shrub or tree in form, found on or in certain stones or minerals due to the presence of a foreign material.
    2. any arborescent crystalline growth.
  1. the branching process of a neuron that conducts impulses toward the cell. See diag. under
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