protoplasmic astrocyte

n.

An astrocyte found in the gray matter of the brain, having few fibrils and numerous branching processes.

Nearby words

  1. protophilic,
  2. protophloem,
  3. protoplanet,
  4. protoplanetary disk,
  5. protoplasm,
  6. protoplast,
  7. protopod,
  8. protopodite,
  9. protopope,
  10. protoporphyria


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