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  • pyramidal cell — n any of numerous large multipolar pyramid shaped cells in the cerebral cortex of higher vertebrates * * * a type of neurone found in the cerebral cortex, with a pyramid shaped cell body, a branched dendrite extending from the apex towards the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pyramidal cell — Infobox neuron neuron name = Pyramidal cell image neuron = GolgiStainedPyramidalCell.jpg caption neuron = A human neocortical pyramidal neuron stained via Golgi technique. Notice the apical dendrite extending vertically above the soma and the… …   Wikipedia

  • pyramidal — 1. Of the shape of a pyramid. 2. Relating to any anatomical structure called pyramid. * * * py·ram·i·dal pə ram əd əl adj 1) of, relating to, or having the form of a pyramid 2) of, relating to, or affecting an anatomical pyramid esp. of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pyramidal peak — A pyramidal peak, or sometimes in its most extreme form called a glacial horn, is a mountaintop that has been modified by the action of ice during glaciation and frost weathering. If the use is unambiguous within a mountain context, then the… …   Wikipedia

  • pyramidal — [[t]pɪ̱rəmɪ̱d(ə)l, pɪræ̱m [/t]] ADJ Something that is pyramidal is shaped like a pyramid. [FORMAL] ...a black pyramidal tent …   English dictionary

  • pyramidal — Cuneiform Cu*ne i*form, Cuniform Cu ni*form, n. 1. The wedge shaped characters used in ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first, second… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyramidal — pyramidally, adv. /pi ram i dl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or shaped like a pyramid: the pyramidal form. 2. of the nature of a pyramid; pyramidlike. [1565 75; < ML pyramidalis; see PYRAMID, AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyramidal neuron — noun Any large, triangular shaped neuron in the cerebral cortex that transmit impulses to voluntary muscles Syn: projection neuron, pyramidal cell …   Wiktionary

  • pyramidal tent — noun a large tent shaped like a pyramid; can hold half a dozen people • Hypernyms: ↑tent, ↑collapsible shelter * * * noun : a pyramidal canvas shelter capable of holding six or more persons …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyramidal — 1. adjective Pyramid shaped. 2. noun One of the carpal bones. See Also: cuneiform …   Wiktionary

  • pyramidal cell — a type of neurone found in the cerebral cortex, with a pyramid shaped cell body, a branched dendrite extending from the apex towards the brain surface, several dendrites extending horizontally from the base, and an axon running in the white… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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