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Definition of "dendritic" [den•drit•ic]

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a dendrite. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a dendritic cell. (adjective)
  • Dendriform. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dendritic" in a sentence
  • "The cells Steinman discovered, which he dubbed dendritic cells, are born in the bone marrow but appear all over the body - in skin, kidneys, liver, gut and elsewhere."
  • "The increase in dendritic outgrowths is rapid - within 24 -48 hours of giving estrogen, there is a measurably dramatic change in the number of connections between brain cells."
  • "Grutzendler J, Kasthuri N, Gan WB (2002) Long-term dendritic spine stability in the adult cortex."