Meaning of arborization in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɑːb(ə)rʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


(also British arborisation)
  • A fine branching structure at the end of a nerve fibre.

    ‘Distally, each axon breaks up into simple or complex arborizations, the telodendria, which end on other neurons, glands, or muscle.’
    • ‘Both cell lines display a rather immature morphology, although in response to various molecules they can grow neuritic processes with terminal arborization.’
    • ‘Furthermore, morphological studies have shown that activity can alter the structure of the postsynaptic cell by increasing spine density and even the extent of dendritic arborization.’