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Dendrites normally shrink over time and thus slow the process of recalling information.
  anatomy:  short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron


geology (more rarely):  a mineral with a branching, treelike pattern
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dendrites dendrite
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  • Dendrites normally shrink over time and thus slow the process of recalling information.
  • You can’t parse me into dendrites and synapses.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Your brain has a trillion neurons and every neuron has ten thousand little dendrites.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Then all the dendrites and neurons and serotonin levels and interpreters collect themselves and trot over to the corner.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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Associated words [difficulty]:   dendrite [9] , acetylcholine [9] , glial cells [9] , motor neuron [9] , nervous system [3] , spinal cord [5] , neuron [6] , synapse [6] , central nervous system [7] , acetylcholine [9] , autonomic nervous system [9] , glial cells [9] , motor neuron [9] , peripheral nervous system [9] , sympathetic nervous system [9]
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