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dendron Line breaks: den|dron
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛndrɒn/

Definition of dendron in English:


Another term for dendrite (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • 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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