formed or marked like a dendrite.
of a branching form; arborescent.

Nearby words

  1. dendra,
  2. dendri-,
  3. dendriform,
  4. dendrimer,
  5. dendrite,
  6. dendritic calculus,
  7. dendritic cell,
  8. dendritic corneal ulcer,
  9. dendritic keratitis,
  10. dendritic process

Also den·drit·i·cal.

Origin of dendritic

First recorded in 1795–1805; dendrite + -ic

Related formsden·drit·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for dendritic



1816; see dendrite + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for dendritic




Relating to the dendrites of nerve cells.

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