Definition of dendrite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdendraɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdendraɪt//
(also dendron
BrE BrE//ˈdendrɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdendrɑːn//
(biology) Cell biology
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a short branch at the end of a nerve cell, which receives signals from other cells compare axon See related entries: Cell biology Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, from Greek dendritēs ‘tree-like’, from dendron ‘tree’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dendrite