satellite cell

noun

1
: a cell surrounding a ganglion cell
2
: a stem cell that lies adjacent to a skeletal muscle fiber and plays a role in muscle growth, repair, and regeneration

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“Satellite cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/satellite%20cell. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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