fibrous 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.

fibrous astrocyte

a glial cell with long, fibrous processes found in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. Its cytoplasm contains bundles of glial filaments.

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.