Definition of dendron in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈdendrən/


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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: den·dron

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.