Definitions

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

  • n. See dendrite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A slender projection of a nerve cell which conducts nerve impulses from a synapse to the body of the cell; a dendrite.
  • n. A section of a dendrimer that includes the central atom or group.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as dendrite, 3.

Etymologies

Greek, tree; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined from dendrite by E. A. SCHÄFER in 1893, by analogy with neuron (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The dyedron is based on a special type of tree-like structure called a dendron, with one malachite green molecule acting as the trunk and several Cy3 molecules acting as the branches.

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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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  • He kept to one side of the stream, carefully rounding a massive dendron tree.

    Do Comets Dream?

  • Partington_, told me that SYDNEY SMITH'S last years were overclouded by his inability to discover the riddle to which the answer is contained in the words, "The one rode a horse and the other rode a dendron."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, March 26, 1919

  • [89] [87] An example is afforded in the case of Banus, of whom Josephus, who was his disciple, gives an account in his autobiography, S: 2: "estheti men apo dendron chromenon, trophen de ten automatos phuomenen prospheromenon, psuchro de hudati ten hemeran kai ten nukta pollakis louomenos pros agneian."

    The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical Developement.

  • The use of xulon, the dead timber in classical Greek, for dendron, the living tree, there as here is Hellenistic; not indeed exclusively confined to the Septuagint and the New Testament, being found in the Alexandrian poets, Callimachus for instance, as well; indeed, there is an anticipation of it in Herodotus, iii.

    Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia.

  • In a paper published online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, MBIC researchers unveil a new class of dendron-based fluorogenic dyes called "dyedrons," that amplify the signal emitted by their fluoromodules.

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  • * houtos [ho christos] en tē kardia tēs gēs, en chōmati krubeis kai triēmerō megiston dendron gennētheis exeteine tous heautou kladous eis ta perata tēs gēs. ek toutou prokupsantes hoi ib 'apostoloi, kladoi hōraioi, kai euthaleis genēthentes skepē engenēthēsan tois ethnesin, hōs peteinois ouranou, huph' hōn kladōn skepasthentes hoi pantes, hōs ornea hupo kalian sunelthonta metelabon tēs ex autōn proerchomenēs edōdimou kai epouranion trophēs: [1334] 1

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • * estheti men apo dendron chromenon, trophen de ten automatos phuomenen prospheromenon, psuchro de hudati ten hemeran kai ten nukta pollakis louomenos pros agneian: [1316] 1

    The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical Developement.

  • Compare the same judgments under the fifth trumpet, the sealed being exempt (Re 9: 4). on any tree -- Greek, "against any tree" (Greek, "epi ti dendron": but

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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