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astrocyte

[as-truh-sahyt] /ˈæs trəˌsaɪt/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
a star-shaped neuroglial cell of ectodermal origin.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; astro- + -cyte
Related forms
astrocytic
[as-truh-sit-ik] /ˌæs trəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for astrocyte
  • But one kind of glial cell, the star-shaped astrocyte, actually appears to take an active role.
British Dictionary definitions for astrocyte

astrocyte

/ˈæstrəʊˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
any of the star-shaped cells in the tissue supporting the brain and spinal cord (neuroglia)
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astrocyte in Medicine

astrocyte as·tro·cyte (ās'trə-sīt')
n.
One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue. Also called astroglia, Deiters' cell, macroglia.

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astrocyte in Science
astrocyte
  (ās'trə-sīt')   
A star-shaped cell, especially one of the glial cells that support the tissue of the central nervous system.
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