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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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Most GRP-positive somata and arborizations were greater in males relative to females in all experimental periods examined (Fig.
Effects of ageing on dendritic arborizations dendritic spines and somatic configurations of cerebellar Purkinje cells of old cat.
It is well-established that depression is associated with loss of dendritic spines and arborizations, loss of synapses, and diminishment of glial cells, especially in the hippocampus (17) and anterior cingulate.
Trophic signals and signaling processes continue to govern the neural connections, axonal extension, the dendritic arborizations also in adult NS, therefore identifing and understanding these processes allows new causal interpretations of neurological syndromes not only in developing but also in adult brain.
the little turbellarian knows the embrace of their mouth; good for Chironomus plumosus to outline their intestinal arborizations in red lace.
Treatment during the primary phase of recovery from a TBI, which is due to direct physical insult and may involve damage to neuronal cell bodies and their arborizations, is difficult because of the short window of opportunity [50].
1997) shows that environmental enrichment, during the critical period of development, induces a significant increment of dendritic arborizations in the pyramidals neurons of layer V in the visual cortex.
Axon arborizations were rarely observed in the pyramidal cell layer.
As observed in three-dimensional reconstruction, the terminal arborizations of these collaterals did not overlap.
Rapid Golgi staining was used to visualize dendritic arborizations and spines, and routine Nissl staining was applied to visualize the somatic configuration of the PCs.