- a branching figure or marking, resembling moss or a shrub or tree in form, found on or in certain stones or minerals due to the presence of a foreign material.
- any arborescent crystalline growth.
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Dendrite, den′drīt, n. a mineral in which are figures resembling plants.
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Word Origin for dendrite
mid-18c., from Greek dendrites "of or pertaining to a tree," from dendron "tree" (see dendro-). The mineral so called for its markings.