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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DENDRITE, n. [Gr. A tree.] A stone or mineral on or in which are the figures of shrubs or trees; an arborescent mineral.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1751 1. a branching treelike figure produced on or in a mineral by a foreign mineral; also the mineral so marked 2. a crystallized arborescent form 3. any of the usually branching protoplasmic processes that conduct impulses toward the body of a neuron see neuron illustration

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hexagonal ice crystals with complex and often fernlike branches.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a a stone or mineral with natural treelike or mosslike markings. b such marks on stones or minerals. 2 Chem. a crystal with branching treelike growth. 3 Zool. & Anat. a branching process of a nerve-cell conducting signals to a cell body. Etymology: F f. Gk dendrites (adj.) f. dendron tree

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dendrite Den"drite, n. [Gr. dendri`ths, fem. dendri^tis, of a tree, fr. de`ndron a tree: cf. F. dendrite.] (Min.) A stone or mineral on or in which are branching figures resembling shrubs or trees, produced by a foreign mineral, usually an oxide of manganese, as in the moss agate; also, a crystallized mineral having an arborescent form, e. g., gold or silver; an arborization.



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