Another term for dendrite (sense 1).
- To make their molecular molds, the researchers begin by attaching wedge-shaped molecules called ‘dendrons’ to a porphyrin core to create a dendrimer.
- Arborescent and dendritic are terms that mean ‘treelike ‘- from the Latin arbor and the Greek dendron.’
- The name derives from the Greek philo or ‘love’ and dendron, ‘tree’, because of its heart-shaped leaves.
Late 19th century: from dendrite, on the pattern of words such as axon.
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