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- another term for dendrite (sense 1)
- ‘The name derives from the Greek philo or ‘love’ and dendron, ‘tree’, because of its heart-shaped leaves.’
- ‘The cell body is surrounded by a bush of up to ten or so dendrites (Greek dendron: wood or tree), but typically has only one axon, which may have many branches.’
- ‘Stupp and his coworkers made the templates for the cadmium sulfide helices from molecules dubbed dendron rodcoils.’
- ‘To make their molecular molds, the researchers begin by attaching wedge-shaped molecules called ‘dendrons’ to a porphyrin core to create a dendrimer.’
- ‘Arborescent and dendritic are terms that mean ‘treelike ‘- from the Latin arbor and the Greek dendron.’’
Late 19th century: from dendrite, on the pattern of words such as axon.
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