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dendrite




  1. One of usually numerous, short, highly branched processes of a neuron, which makes contact with other neurons at synapse and conveys nerve impulses from them into the cell body.

  2. A branched tree-like crystal form, common in ice (especially frost) and certain minerals, and chiefly important in metals, which often consist of dendrites embedded in a matrix of the same or (for alloys) different composition.

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