stellate cell

n.

A star-shaped cell, such as an astrocyte or Kupffer cell, that has many filaments extending radially.

Nearby words

  1. stellar wind,
  2. stellarator,
  3. stellate,
  4. stellate abscess,
  5. stellate block,
  6. stellate fracture,
  7. stellate ganglion,
  8. stellate hair,
  9. stellate ligament,
  10. stellate reticulum


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