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arborization Line breaks: ar¦bor|iza¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːb(ə)rʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
(also aborisation)

Definition of arborization in English:


A fine branching structure at the end of a nerve fibre.
Example sentences
  • Distally, each axon breaks up into simple or complex arborizations, the telodendria, which end on other neurons, glands, or muscle.
  • Both cell lines display a rather immature morphology, although in response to various molecules they can grow neuritic processes with terminal arborization.
  • Furthermore, morphological studies have shown that activity can alter the structure of the postsynaptic cell by increasing spine density and even the extent of dendritic arborization.
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