- 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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Purkinje cell(pər-kĭn′jē, pur′kĭn-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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