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den•drite



Pronunciation: (den'drīt), [key]
n.
1. Petrol., Mineral.
a. a branching figure or marking, resembling moss or a shrub or tree in form, found on or in certain stones or minerals due to the presence of a foreign material.
b. any arborescent crystalline growth.
2. Anat.the branching process of a neuron that conducts impulses toward the cell. See diag. under neuron.

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