oligodendrocyte


ol·i·go·den·dro·cyte

noun \ˈä-li-gō-ˈden-drə-ˌsīt, ˈō-; ə-ˌli-gə-\

Definition of OLIGODENDROCYTE

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

Origin of OLIGODENDROCYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from olig- + dendr- + -cyte
First Known Use: 1932

oli·go·den·dro·cyte

noun \-ˈden-drə-ˌsīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OLIGODENDROCYTE

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

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