APICAL DENDRITE

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a specific type of dendrite that extends from a specific pyramidal cell, and extends to the outermost surface of the cerebral cortex. Compare basal dendrite.

APICAL DENDRITE: "An apical dendrite links pyramidal cells with the cerebral cortex."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "APICAL DENDRITE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/apical-dendrite/ (accessed November 28, 2021).

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