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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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They made reports in many papers giving evidence of the effects of environmental stimuli on the adult brain such as brain weight gain and developed dendritic arborization. To elucidate the effects of an enriched environment on aged brains, its effects on cognitive functions such as learning and memory were examined first in our study.
Significant declines in the height, width and area of dendritic arborization in the PCs of senescent cat cerebellar cortex support previously reported results from mice and rats (Quackenbush et al., 1990; Hadj-Sahraoui et al., 2001).
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Another strategy can be called multiple branching or arborization. This is the progression of the diagnostic process down one of a large number of potential, preset paths, by a method in which the response to each diagnostic inquiry automatically determines the next inquiry to be carried out and which, ultimately, leads to the correct diagnosis.
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These behavioral defects are associated with morphological alterations, such as reduced dendritic arborization of hippocampal and cortical neurons, deficits in dendritic spine density and organization, and altered connectivity [20, 23-25, 33-35].
Although neurotrophic factors do not act as neurotropic factors (Davies, 1997), in vitro cultures on dorsal root ganglia from p75-/- mice show that p75 is important in the developing embryo for regulating axon outgrowth and arborization and for Schwann cell migration during E11.5 to E14.5 (Bentley and Lee, 2000).