fibrous astrocyte

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Noun1.fibrous astrocyte - star-shaped cells with long processes; found in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord
astrocyte - comparatively large neuroglial cell
substantia alba, white matter - whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths
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These fibrous astrocytes are often arranged in interwoven fascicles and admixed with foci of polygonal cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm.
The sections showed a large amount of dark-brown, star-shaped astrocytes in the cortex (usually protoplasmic astrocytes exhibiting a large soma with short and highly ramified cellular processes) and the subcortical medulla (usually fibrous astrocytes exhibiting a small soma with long, unbranched cellular processes).