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1. A branching, treelike shape or arrangement, as that of the dendrite of a nerve cell.
2. The formation of a treelike shape or arrangement.


(ˌɑːbəraɪˈzeɪʃən) or


1. (Geological Science) a branching treelike appearance in certain fossils and minerals
2. (Palaeontology) a branching treelike appearance in certain fossils and minerals


(ˌɑr bər əˈzeɪ ʃən)

innervation by the proliferation of axons and dendrites.
ar′bor•ize`, v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.


- The production of a treelike structure.
See also related terms for production.
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Nonfocal branching or arborization of the folds should not be seen, though, and in such cases a diagnosis of a low-grade papillary urothelial neoplasm (eg, urothelial papilloma or papillary urothelial neoplasm of low malignant potential [PUNLMP]) should strongly be considered.
Electroconvulsive therapy attenuates dendritic arborization in the basolateral amygdala.
Disruption of thyroid hormone receptor-mediated transcription and thyroid hormone-induced Purkinje cell dendrite arborization by polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
Using in vivo two-photon microscopy, we will study dynamic changes in the dendritic arborization of motor neurons in the songbird brain during the development, discontinuation, and rapid retrieval of vocal motor performance.
This vascular development, or "placental arborization," reflects the health of the maternal environment and impacts fetal health.
Elevated Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Axonal Arborization Size Are Key Contributors to the Vulnerability of Dopamine Neurons.
Chronic (-) deprenyl administration increases dendritic arborization in CA3 neurons of hippocampus and AChE activity in specific regions of the primate brain.
Increased cortical thickness could be owing to greater arborization per neuron, increased glial volume, or raised regional vasculature.
sup][6],[7] Several growth factors have been identified as important mediators that direct angiogenic sprouting and regulate axon terminal arborization.
Lu, "Adiponectin exerts neurotrophic effects on dendritic arborization, spinogenesis, and neurogenesis of the dentate gyrus of male mice," Endocrinology, vol.
Millar and colleagues [29] found that the DISC1 protein interacts with other proteins (such as ataxin-1 and phosphodiesterase 4B [PDE4B]) which participate in neurite extension and arborization, and in neuronal proliferation, transport, and signal transmission.
4,5,6) The arborization pattern is commonly grouped into posterior, middle, and anterior divisions of the temporal nerve.