fibrillary astrocyte


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fi·bril·lar·y as·tro·cyte

, fibrous astrocyte
stellate astrocytic cell with long processes found mainly in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord and characterized by having bundles of glial filaments in its cytoplasm; origin of most astrocytomas.

fi·bril·lar·y as·tro·cyte

, fibrous astrocyte (fī'bri-lar-ē as'trō-sīt, fī'brŭs)
A stellate astrocytic cell with long processes found mainly in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord and characterized by having bundles of glial filaments in its cytoplasm; origin of most astrocytomas.