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ol·i·go·den·dro·cyte

 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-dĕn′drə-sīt′, ō′lĭ-)
n.
Any of the neuroglial cells of the central nervous system that are responsible for the formation of myelin sheaths in the white matter and that, in the gray matter, are detectable using myelin staining techniques and may provide support for adjacent neurons.
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oligodendrocyte

(ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈdɛndrəʊsaɪt)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy a glial cell involved in the formation of the myelin sheaths of nerve cell axons
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Noun1.oligodendrocyte - a cell of the oligodendroglia
glial cell, neurogliacyte, neuroglial cell - a cell of the neuroglia
oligodendria, oligodendroglia - tissue consisting of glial cells with sheetlike processes that form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers
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ol·i·go·den·dro·cyte

n. oligodendrocito, célula de la neuroglia que participa en pocos aunque delicados procesos.
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