fibrous astrocyte

n.

A stellate cell with long processes found in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord and characterized by bundles of fine filaments in its cytoplasm.

Nearby words

  1. fibrositis,
  2. fibrothorax,
  3. fibrotic,
  4. fibrous,
  5. fibrous ankylosis,
  6. fibrous capsule,
  7. fibrous cortical defect,
  8. fibrous dysplasia of bone,
  9. fibrous goiter,
  10. fibrous joint


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