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Medical Term:

astrocyte

Pronunciation: as′trō-sīt

Definition: One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue.

Synonym(s): astroglia cell, astroglia, Cajal cell2, Deiters cells2, macroglia cell, macroglia, spider cell1

[G. astron, star, + kytos, hollow (cell)]

See Also: neuroglia

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