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1. branched like a tree.
2. pertaining to or possessing dendrites.
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1. Synonym(s): dendriform
2. Relating to the dendrites of nerve cells.
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(dĕn-drĭt′ĭk) also


1. Of, relating to, or resembling a dendrite.
2. Of or relating to a dendritic cell.
3. Dendriform.

den·drit′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. Synonym(s): dendriform.
2. Relating to the dendrites of nerve cells.
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(den'drit?) [Gr. dendrites, pert. to a tree]
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A short spike-shaped cell process. The term usually refers to the branched, tapering cell processes of neurons. Incoming synapses form on the neuronal dendrites, which often arborize, sometimes extensively. Synonym: dendron See: illustration

extracapsular dendrite

A dendrite of a neuron of autonomic ganglia that pierces the capsule surrounding the cell and extends for a considerable distance from the cell body.

intracapsular dendrite

A dendrite of a neuron of autonomic ganglia that branches beneath the capsule of the ganglion, forming a network about the cell body.
dendritic (den-drit'ik), adjective
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Branched like a tree.
Mentioned in: Histiocytosis X
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