from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a dendrite.
- adj. Of or relating to a dendritic cell.
- adj. Dendriform.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a branching structure similar to a tree
- adj. Of, pertaining to or possessing dendrites
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to a dendrite, or to arborescent crystallization; having a form resembling a shrub or tree; arborescent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a tree; tree-like; arborescent in form; dendriform.
- Marked by figures resembling shrubs, mosses, etc.: said of certain minerals. See dendrite.
- In physical geography, branching irregularly, in the form of a tree: as, dendritic drainage, streams, valleys.
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- adj. (neuroscience) of or relating to or resembling a dendrite
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The cells Steinman discovered, which he dubbed dendritic cells, are born in the bone marrow but appear all over the body - in skin, kidneys, liver, gut and elsewhere.
The increase in dendritic outgrowths is rapid - within 24 -48 hours of giving estrogen, there is a measurably dramatic change in the number of connections between brain cells.
Grutzendler J, Kasthuri N, Gan WB (2002) Long-term dendritic spine stability in the adult cortex.
Zuo Y, Lin A, Chang P, Gan WB (2005) Development of long-term dendritic spine stability in diverse regions of cerebral cortex.
Supporting this possibility, we found that long-term (overnight) exposure of neurons to FM1-43, so as to specifically label dendritic Golgi vesicles
A population of specialized cells called "dendritic cells" monitor the proteins that enter the body through the gut.
To give you some idea of what a challenging job this policing is, consider this: immune system helper cells, known as dendritic cells, present antigens from foreign invader cells to over a million of our T cells in a single day.
These viruses specifically seek out so-called dendritic cells under the skin.
Excitatory synapses are located in confined chemical spaces called the dendritic spines.
The hope is that the vaccine version of HIV would invade sentinel cells, known as dendritic cells - as the SIV-based vaccine did in the monkeys.
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