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satellite cell of skeletal muscle


Definition: an elongated spindle-shaped cell occupying depressions within the sarcolemma itself and between it and the basal lamina; believed to play a role in muscle repair and regeneration by fusing with adjacent myofiber.

Synonym(s): sarcoplast

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