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dendrite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dendrite  \Den"drite\,  n.  [Gr.  dendri`ths,  fem.  dendri^tis,  of  a 
  tree,  fr  de`ndron  a  tree:  cf  F.  dendrite.]  (Min.) 
  A  stone  or  mineral  on  or  in  which  are  branching  figures 
  resembling  shrubs  or  trees,  produced  by  a  foreign  mineral, 
  usually  an  oxide  of  manganese,  as  in  the  moss  agate;  also  a 
  crystallized  mineral  having  an  arborescent  form  e.  g.,  gold 
  or  silver;  an  arborization. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dendrite 
  n  :  short  fiber  that  conducts  toward  the  cell  body  of  the  neuron 




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