Purkinje cell

[ per-kin-jee ]
/ pərˈkɪn dʒi /

noun Biology.

a large, densely branching neuron in the cerebellar cortex of the brain.

Origin of Purkinje cell

First recorded in 1885–90; see origin at Purkinje fiber
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Medicine definitions for purkinje cell

Purkinje cell

[ pər-kĭnjē, purkĭn-yĕ ]


Any of numerous neurons of the cerebral cortex having large flask-shaped cell bodies with massive dendrites and one slender axon.Purkinje corpuscle
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