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Meaning of neurites

In tissue culture, hairlike projections of neurons
stimulated by growth factors and other molecules.
These projections may go on to form a branched
tree of dendrites or a single axon or they may be
reabsorbed at a later stage of development.
'Neurite' may refer to any filamentous or pointed
outgrowth of an embryonal or tissue-culture neural
cell.

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