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oligodendrocyte

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noun ol·i·go·den·dro·cyte \ˈä-li-gō-ˈden-drə-ˌsīt, ˈō-; ə-ˌli-gə-\

Definition of oligodendrocyte

  1. :  a glial cell resembling an astrocyte but smaller with few and slender processes having few branches



Origin and Etymology of oligodendrocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary, from olig- + dendr- + -cyte


First Known Use: 1932


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oligodendrocyte

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noun oli·go·den·dro·cyte \-ˈden-drə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of oligodendrocyte

  1. :  a glial cell that resembles an astrocyte but is smaller with few and slender processes having few branches and that forms the myelin sheath around axons in the central nervous system




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