Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A branching, treelike shape or arrangement, as that of the dendrite of a nerve cell.
  • n. The formation of a treelike shape or arrangement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any branching, treelike shape or formation
  • n. The formation of such a shape or formation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The appearance or figure of a tree or plant, as in minerals or fossils; a dendrite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A growth or an appearance resembling the figure of a tree or plant, as in certain minerals or fossils.
  • n. In pathology, the ramification of capillary vessels or veinlets rendered conspicuous by distention and injection.

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Examples

  • Based on rat studies, they hypothesize that "dendrite arborization" -- an increased branching growth of nerve cells -- caused by chronic antidepressant exposure, may be the cause.

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  • This process is called, appropriately, arborization.

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  • The structure of the neuron naturally lends itself to comparison with the branches, trunk, and roots of a tree, and indeed the technical term for the growth of dendrites is "arborization."

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  • Also, I am still trying to get you to commit to say something with regard to P-cells in lungfish, salamanders etc, which should really stand out with respect to P-cell arborization given their massive genomes.

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  • Will their arborization be, say, 10-fold higher than human?

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  • AB 2 — Also, I am still trying to get you to commit to say something with regard to P-cells in lungfish, salamanders etc, which should really stand out with respect to P-cell arborization given their massive genomes.

    Another unintelligent move - The Panda's Thumb

  • —This contains numerous spheroidal reticulated enlargements, termed glomeruli, produced by the branching and arborization of the processes of the olfactory nerve fibres with the descending dendrites of the mitral cells.

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  • They are: (a) the cells of Golgi, the axons of which divide immediately after their origins into a large number of branches, which are directed toward the surface of the cortex; (b) the cells of Martinotti, which are chiefly found in the polymorphous layer; their dendrites are short, and may have an ascending or descending course, while their axons pass out into the molecular layer and form an extensive horizontal arborization.

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  • Figure 8: Development but not maintenance of LN arborization depends on ORNs.

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  • Only one type of cell lit up: a type of neuron called class IV dendritic arborization neurons.

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  • JM holds his arms in the air in his latest attempt at arborization.

    January 18, 2011