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(den′drīt″ )

[Gr. dendritēs, pert. to a tree]
A short spike-shaped cell process. The term usually applies to the branched, tapering cell processes of neurons. Incoming synapses form on the neuronal dendrites, which often arborize, sometimes extensively.
SYN: SEE: dendron

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dendritic (den-drit′ik ), adj.

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