Meaning of growth cone

growth' cone"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Cell Biol. Cell Biol.
  1. a flattened area at the end of a growing axon or dendrite, having radiating filopodia and lemellopodia that function as guides for the outgrowth of embryonic nerve fibers.
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