oligodendrocyte

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

Definition of oligodendrocyte

: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 — see oligodendroglia

Origin and Etymology of oligodendrocyte

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


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oligodendrocyte

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

medical Definition of oligodendrocyte

: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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