Pronunciation: (den'drīt),[key] —n. 1. Petrol.,Mineral. a. a branching figure or marking, resembling moss or a shrub or tree in form, found on or in certain stones or minerals due to the presence of a foreign material.
b. any arborescent crystalline growth.
2. Anat.the branching process of a neuron that conducts impulses toward the cell. See diag. under neuron.