On of the threadlike extensions of the cytoplasm of a neuron. In unipolar and bipolar neurons, they resemble axons structurally, but typically, as in multipolar neurons, they branch into treelike processes. Dendrites comprise most of the receptive surfaces of a neuron. ... (12 Dec 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Short, branching outgrowths of a nerve cell (neurone) that receive messages from other nerve cells and pass them the cell body. Each nerve cell has many dendrites.
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The dendrites are the short processes of the neuron which carry nerve impulses toward the body of the neuron from the synapse. The dendrites are distinguished from the axons, which carry nerve impulses away from the body of the neuron. The dendrite terminals accept the nerve impulses as they pass through synaptic connections from the axon of anothe... Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/ED.HTM