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a. A mineral crystallizing in another mineral in the form of a branching or treelike mark.
b. A rock or mineral bearing such a mark or marks.
2. A branched protoplasmic extension of a nerve cell that conducts impulses from adjacent cells inward toward the cell body. A single nerve may possess many dendrites. Also called dendron.
1. (Anatomy) Also called: dendron any of the short branched threadlike extensions of a nerve cell, which conduct impulses towards the cell body
2. (Minerals) a branching mosslike crystalline structure in some rocks and minerals
3. (Minerals) a crystal that has branched during growth and has a treelike form
[C18: from Greek dendritēs relating to a tree]
dendritic, denˈdritical adj
a. a branching figure or marking, resembling moss or a shrub or tree in form, found on or in certain stones or minerals due to the presence of a foreign material.
b. any arborescent crystalline growth.
2. any branching process of a neuron that conducts impulses toward the cell body.
[1720–30; < Greek dendritēs pertaining to a tree =déndr(on) tree + -ītēs -ite1]
1. Any of several parts branching from the body of a nerve cell that receive and transmit nerve impulses.
2. A mineral that has a branching crystal pattern. Dendrites often form within or on the surface of other minerals.