dendro-, dendr-, dendri-, -dendria, -dendrite, -dendritic, -dendra, -dendron
(Greek: trees, tree-like structures)
The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it provides protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axeman who destroys it.
They occur in Malesia (a biogeographical region straddling the boundary of the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones), New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Australia. In Australia, they are a well-known rainforest species known by their Indigenous Australian name, "booyong" or the "tulip oak".
In unipolar and bipolar neurons, there is a single dendrite, which proximally resembles an axon but branches distally; in multipolar neurons there are many short, branching dendrites. Dendrites compose most of the receptive surface of a neuron.
2. In the form or shape of a tree.
3. Branching like the limbs of a tree, as a dendriform process.
2. A long, branching outgrowth or extension from a neuron, that carries electrical signals from synapses to the cell body, unlike an axon that carries electrical signals away from the cell body.
Each nerve cell usually has many dendrites. This classical definition, however, lost some weight with the discovery of axo-axonal and dendro-dendritic synapses.
2. Branching like a tree; aborescent.
3. Relating to the dendrites of nerve cells.