from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A star-shaped cell, especially a neuroglial cell of nervous tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a neuroglial cell, in the shape of a star, in the brain

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large star-shaped neuroglial cell in nervous tissue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In histology, a bone-cell or bone-corpuscle: so called on account of its starlike form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. comparatively large neuroglial cell


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