mossy cell


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

moss·y cell

one of the two types of neuroglia cells, consisting of a rather large body with numerous short branching processes.

mossy cell

An astrocyte or other glial cell with many branching processes. See: neuroglia
See also: cell
References in periodicals archive ?
Targeting mossy cells to reverse such disruption may offer a new strategy for treating these conditions.
Mossy cells are themselves a type of neuron and live in the part of the hippocampus known as the dentate gyrus, where neural stem cells also reside.
(d) In the hilus of the epileptic hippocampus more CB1-positive terminals were present; they often formed dense network around surviving mossy cells or interneurons (arrowheads).