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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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4,5,6) The arborization pattern is commonly grouped into posterior, middle, and anterior divisions of the temporal nerve.
Four different aspects of retinotectal system formation will be evaluated, including topographic mapping and arborization of retinoganglion cells as well as synapse formation and stability.
Dynactin is necessary for stabilization of the synapse and for dendritic arborization during development (Eaton et al.
41) Anatomic studies of progeny demonstrated lasting increased thickness of the cerebral cortex and enhanced arborization of dendrites.
The process of learning a new task not only involves functional and behavioral changes due to repeated practice, but it also includes a spectrum of underlying mechanisms, such as biochemical and cellular changes, as well as structural changes including increased synapse number, firing rate, increased axonal/dendritic arborization, etc.
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Once inside the retroperitoneal space, the ureter was identified by its characteristic peristalsis and the arborization of its vessels anterior to the psoas muscle and was traced up to the uretropelvic junction, taking care not to injure any of the lower polar vessels.
Narrowing the focus to relatively small groups of cells or even single cells does not necessarily improve the situation; the complex arborization of dendritic trees have, for example, provided a continual barrier to researchers seeking to understand and model neurons.
2005) who studied an arborization system using grevillea tree with corn and coffee, respectively.
Stimulation using such enrichment programs is known to elicit a number of CNS responses, ranging from increases in neurotrophic factor levels to structural changes including dendritic arborization and neurogenesis to improved learning.
In neonatal rat pups, fresh leaf juice of the plant showed enhancement of amygdaloid neuronal dendritic arborization suggesting that it can be used for enhancing neuronal dendrites in stress and other neurodegenerative and memory disorders Mohandas Rao, et al.