astrocyte


as·tro·cyte

noun \ˈas-trə-ˌsīt\

Definition of ASTROCYTE

:  a large star-shaped cell of the glia
as·tro·cyt·ic \ˌas-trə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin of ASTROCYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1898

as·tro·cyte

noun \ˈas-trə-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASTROCYTE

: a star-shaped cell; especially : any comparatively large much-branched glial cell
as·tro·cyt·ic \ˌas-trə-ˈsit-ik\ adjective

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