a star-shaped neuroglial cell of ectodermal origin.
any of the star-shaped cells in the tissue supporting the brain and spinal cord (neuroglia)
astrocyte as·tro·cyte (ās’trə-sīt’)
One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue. Also called astroglia, Deiters’ cell, macroglia.
A star-shaped cell, especially one of the glial cells that support the tissue of the central nervous system.
the science dealing with the paths of space vehicles. noun (functioning as sing) the study of the motion of natural and artificial bodies in space astrodynamics (ās’trō-dī-nām’ĭks) The dynamics of natural and artificial bodies in outer space.
to in outer space.
the science dealing with the structure and composition of planets and other bodies in the solar system. noun the study of the structure, composition, and history of other planets and other bodies in the solar system
astroglia astroglia as·trog·li·a (ās-trŏg’lē-ə) n. See astrocyte.
a navigational device for projecting altitude curves of the stars and planets onto charts or plotting sheets.