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Related to protoplasmic astrocyte: neuroglia, microglia
one form of astrocyte, found mainly in gray matter, having few fibrils and numerous branching processes.
pro·to·plas·mic as·tro·cyte(prō'tō-plaz'mik as'trō-sīt)
One form of astrocyte, found mainly in gray matter, having few fibrils but numerous branching processes.