growth cone


noun Cell Biology.

a flattened area at the end of a growing axon or dendrite, having radiating filopodia and lemellopodia that function as guides for the outgrowth of embryonic nerve fibers.

Nearby words

  1. grown,
  2. grown-up,
  3. grownup,
  4. growse,
  5. growth,
  6. growth curve,
  7. growth factor,
  8. growth fund,
  9. growth hormone,
  10. growth hormone releasing factor

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