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This month's Greek word
  • dendrite  (a mineral crystallizing in another mineral in the form of a branching or treelike mark; a rock or mineral bearing such a mark or marks)

  • dendrobium  (any of numerous species of the orchid genus Dendrobium native to tropical or subtropical Asia, Australia, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean)

  • dendrochronology  (the study of climate changes and past events by comparing the successive annual growth rings of trees or old timber)

  • dendroid  (shaped like a tree)

  • dendrology  (the botanical study of trees and other woody plants)

  • dendron  (a branched protoplasmic extension of a nerve cell that conducts impulses from adjacent cells inward toward the cell body. A single nerve may possess many dendrites)

  • oligodendroglia  (neuroglia consisting of cells similar to but smaller than astrocytes, found in the central nervous system and associated with the formation of myelin)

  • philodendron  (any of various climbing tropical American plants of the genus Philodendron, many of which are cultivated as houseplants)

  • rhododendron  (any of numerous usually evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Rhododendron of the North Temperate Zone, having clusters of variously colored, often bell-shaped flowers)

Definitions are taken from:

The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright Ā© 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Electronic version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002.

http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (30 Sep. 2006).

English-Word Information: Word Info about English Vocabulary (wordinfo.info).