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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.
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(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
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(ˌɑr bər əˈzeɪ ʃən)

innervation by the proliferation of axons and dendrites.
ar′bor•ize`, v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
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- The production of a treelike structure.
See also related terms for production.
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