astrocyte

astrocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 a large star-shaped cell of the glia • astrocytic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • astrocyte — ● astrocyte nom masculin Cellule constitutive de la névroglie possédant un corps volumineux autour duquel rayonnent de nombreux prolongements fins et ramifiés. ⇒ASTROCYTE, subst. masc. MÉD. ,,Cellule de la substance grise des systèmes nerveux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • astrocyte — n. a large star shaped neuroglial cell in nervous tissue. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astrocyte — [as′trōsīt΄, as′trəsīt΄] n. [ ASTRO + CYTE] a star shaped cell of the brain and spinal cord astrocytic [as′trōsit′ik, as′trəsit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Astrocyte — For the cell in the gastrointestinal tract, see Interstitial cell of Cajal. Neuron: Astrocyte Astrocytes can be visualized in culture because they express glial fibrillary acidic protein …   Wikipedia

  • Astrocyte — Les astrocytes peuvent être visualisés à l aide du marqueur GFAP. Les astrocytes sont des cellules gliales du système nerveux central. Elles ont généralement une forme étoilée, d où provient leur étymologie : Astro étoile et cyte cellule.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • astrocyte — noun comparatively large neuroglial cell • Derivationally related forms: ↑astrocytic • Hypernyms: ↑neurogliacyte, ↑neuroglial cell, ↑glial cell • Hyponyms: ↑fibrous astrocyte, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • astrocyte — A type of cell found in the brain and spinal cord. An astrocyte is a small, star shaped glial cell (a cell that surrounds and supports nerve cells) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • astrocyte — n. [Gr. aster, star; kytos, container] 1. A starshaped neuroglia cell. 2. Any star shaped cell, especially in stroma tissues …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • astrocyte — A glial cell found in vertebrate brain, named for its characteristic star like shape. Astrocytes lend both mechanical and metabolic support for neurons, regulating the environment in which they function. See oligodendrocytes …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • astrocyte — astrocytic /as treuh sit ik/, adj. /as treuh suyt /, n. Cell Biol. a star shaped neuroglial cell of ectodermal origin. [1895 1900; ASTRO + CYTE] * * * …   Universalium

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