Definition of Oligodendrocyte

1. Noun. A cell of the oligodendroglia.

Generic synonyms: Glial Cell, Neurogliacyte, Neuroglial Cell
Group relationships: Oligodendria, Oligodendroglia



Definition of Oligodendrocyte

1. Noun. (biology) any of the cells of the oligodendroglia in the nervous system ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oligodendrocyte

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Medical Definition of Oligodendrocyte

1. Neuroglial cell of the central nervous system in vertebrates whose function is to myelinate CNS axons. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oligodendrocyte

oligocholia
oligochylia
oligochymia
oligoclase
oligoclases
oligoclonal
oligoclonal band
oligocyclopropyl
oligocystic
oligodactyly
oligodendria
oligodendroblast
oligodendroblastoma
oligodendroctye
oligodendroctyes
oligodendrocyte (current term)
oligodendrocytes
oligodendroglia
oligodendroglia cells
oligodendroglial
oligodendroglioma
oligodendrogliomas
oligodendroglion
oligodeoxynucleotide
oligodeoxynucleotides
oligodeoxyribonucleotide
oligodeoxyribonucleotides
oligodipsia
oligodontia
oligodynamic

Literary usage of Oligodendrocyte

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"For either the oligodendrocyte or the Schwann cell, the myelin membrane is vulnerable to numerous substances, toxic agents, and demyelinating autoimmune ..."

2. Acute Perinatal Asphyxia in Term Infants: Report of the Workshopedited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz edited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz (1997)
"Volpe has suggested that the oligodendroglial progenitor cell, the precursor of the oligodendrocyte which forms the central nervous system myelin, ..."

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