oligodendrocyte

noun

anatomy a glial cell involved in the formation of the myelin sheaths of nerve cell axons

Nearby words

  1. oligochaete,
  2. oligoclase,
  3. oligocystic,
  4. oligodactyly,
  5. oligodendria,
  6. oligodendroglia,
  7. oligodendroglia cell,
  8. oligodendroglioma,
  9. oligodipsia,
  10. oligodontia

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Medicine definitions for oligodendrocyte

oligodendrocyte

[ŏl′ĭ-gō-dĕndrə-sīt′]

n.

One of the cells comprising the oligodendroglia.

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