These axon runners from one cell connect through synapses to dendrite runners on other cells.
dendrite, den′drīt, n. a mineral in which are figures resembling plants.
dendrite den·drite (děn'drīt')
Any of the various branched protoplasmic extensions of a nerve cell that conducts impulses from adjacent cells inward toward the cell body. Also called dendritic process, dendron, neurodendrite, neurodendron.