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  • n. Plural form of dendrite.


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  • This occurs by expanding the branches of nerve fibers known as dendrites from the Latin word for "tree".

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  • The tiny, treelike elements on one end of the neuron are called dendrites c.

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  • Neurons are shaped like trees, with strong roots called dendrites and branches as well.

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  • Each had a thick soma at heart, from which grew long, thin protrusions called dendrites and axons.

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  • Most neurons have cone- or star-shaped bodies with several branching projections, called dendrites, that receive signals from neighboring cells.

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  • "Over time, and especially with challenge, brain cells sprout new projections called dendrites," says Dr. Gene Cohen, author of "The Creative Age" and director of the Center on Aging, Health and Humanities at George Washington University.


  • These branching threads resemble the branchings of a tree and are called dendrites ( "tree" G).

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  • The surface of many of the tools is encrusted with a film of carbonate of lime, while others are adorned by those ramifying crystallisations called dendrites (see Figures 11, 12 and 13), usually consisting of the mixed oxides of iron and manganese, forming extremely delicate blackish brown sprigs, resembling the smaller kinds of sea weed.

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  • In contrast, Markram's model has detailed reconstructions of neurons, with complex systems of branching connections called dendrites and even a full range of gating and communication mechanisms such as ion channels.

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  • In order to be able to receive signals from other cells, nerve cells form complex extensions called dendrites (from the Greek 'dendron' meaning tree).

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