a type of promise ring that also pledges abstinence; also called chastity ring
Wearing a purity ring is typically accompanied by a religious vow to practice celibacy until marriage.
[per-kin-jee] /pərˈkɪn dʒi/ noun, Biology. 1. a large, densely branching neuron in the cerebellar cortex of the brain. Purkinje cell Pur·kin·je cell (pər-kĭn’jē, pur’kĭn-yě) n. Any of numerous neurons of the cerebral cortex having large flask-shaped cell bodies with massive dendrites and one slender axon. Also called Purkinje corpuscle.
noun 1. any of the specialized cardiac muscle fibers forming a network in the ventricular walls that conduct electric impulses responsible for the contractions of the ventricles. Purkinje fiber n. Any of the specialized cardiac muscle fibers, part of the impulse-conducting network of the heart, that rapidly transmit impulses from the atrioventricular node to the […]
- Purkinje layer
Purkinje layer n. The layer of Purkinje cells between the molecular and the granular layers of the cerebellar cortex. Also called ganglionic layer of cerebellar cortex.
Psychology. 1. the changes in perception of the relative lightness and darkness of different colors as illumination changes from daylight to twilight. Purkinje shift n. The change in the eye’s region of maximal visual acuity as a function of availability of light; in the light-adapted eye the region is in the yellow range whereas in […]