Astrocyte



a star-shaped neuroglial cell of ectodermal origin.
noun
any of the star-shaped cells in the tissue supporting the brain and spinal cord (neuroglia)

astrocyte as·tro·cyte (ās’trə-sīt’)
n.
One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue. Also called astroglia, Deiters’ cell, macroglia.
astrocyte
(ās’trə-sīt’)
A star-shaped cell, especially one of the glial cells that support the tissue of the central nervous system.

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