dendrite

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a branch of a nerve cell, which receives impulses from axons of other nerve cells at synapses
  • noun a crystal that has branched in two as it grows

Electronics

Medical

  • noun a branched structure growing out from a nerve cell, which receives impulses from the nerve endings of other nerve cells at synapses.

Sports

  • noun a branched extension of a nerve cell that receives electrical signals from other neurons and conducts those signals to the cell body
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