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Purkinje cell

noun Biology.
  1. a large, densely branching neuron in the cerebellar cortex of the brain.
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Origin of Purkinje cell

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

Purkinje cell

(pər-kĭnjē, purkĭn-yĕ)
  1. 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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