- Petrology, Mineralogy.
- 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.
- any arborescent crystalline growth.
- Anatomy. the branching process of a neuron that conducts impulses toward the cell.
- Also called: dendron any of the short branched threadlike extensions of a nerve cell, which conduct impulses towards the cell body
- a branching mosslike crystalline structure in some rocks and minerals
- a crystal that has branched during growth and has a treelike form
mid-18c., from Greek dendrites “of or pertaining to a tree,” from dendron “tree” (see dendro-). The mineral so called for its markings.
- Any of the various branched protoplasmic extensions of a nerve cell that conducts impulses from adjacent cells inward toward the cell body.dendritic process dendron neurodendrite neurodendron
- Any of several parts branching from the body of a neuron that receive and transmit nerve impulses.
- A mineral that has a branching crystal pattern. Dendrites often form within or on the surface of other minerals and often consist of manganese oxides.