Dictionary

astrocyte

noun as·tro·cyte \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

astrocyte

noun as·tro·cyte \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: astrocytomaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: astrocompassAll Words Near: astrocyte
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears