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oligodendroglia

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noun ol·i·go·den·drog·lia \-den-ˈdrä-glē-ə, -ˈdrȯ-\

Definition of oligodendroglia

  1. :  glia made up of oligodendrocytes that forms the myelin sheath around axons in the central nervous system

ol·i·go·den·drog·li·al play \-glē-əl\ adjective


Origin of oligodendroglia

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary oligodendrocyte + New Latin glia


First Known Use: 1924


Medical Dictionary

oligodendroglia

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noun oli·go·den·drog·lia \-den-ˈdräg-lē-ə, -ˈdrōg-\

Medical Definition of oligodendroglia

  1. :  glia made up of oligodendrocytes that forms the myelin sheath around axons in the central nervous system

  2. oli·go·den·drog·li·al \-lē-əl\play adjective




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