oligodendroglia


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oligodendroglia

 [ol″ĭ-go-den-drog´le-ah]
1. the non-neural cells of ectodermal origin forming part of the adventitial structure of the central nervous system.
2. the tissue composed of such cells.

ol·i·go·den·drog·li·a

(ol'i-gō-den-drog'lē-ă), This word is grammatically singular. Avoid the mispronunciation oligodendrogli'a.
One of the four types of glia cells (the other three being macroglia or astrocytes, ependymal cells, and microglia) that, together with nerve cells, compose the tissue of the central nervous system. Oligodendroglia cells are characterized by variable numbers of veillike or sheetlike processes that are each wrapped around individual axons to form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers in the central nervous system (compared with Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system); forms myelin in the central nervous system, and accordingly are more numerous in white matter than in gray matter.
Synonym(s): oligodendria
[oligo- + G. dendron, tree, + glia, glue]

oligodendroglia

/ol·i·go·den·drog·lia/ (-den-drog´le-ah)
1. the nonneural cells of ectodermal origin forming part of the adventitial structure (neuroglia) of the central nervous system.
2. the tissue composed of such cells.

oligodendroglia

(ŏl′ĭ-gō-dĕn-drŏg′lē-ə, ō′lĭ-)
n.
Neuroglia consisting of cells similar to but smaller than astrocytes, found in the central nervous system and associated with the formation of myelin.

oligodendroglia

[ol′igōdendrog′lē·ə]
one of three types of glia cells that, with the nerve cells, compose the central nervous system and are characterized by sheetlike processes that wrap around individual axons to form a myelin sheath of nerve fibers.

ol·i·go·den·drog·li·a

(ol'i-gō-den-drog'lē-ă)
One of three types of glia cells (the other two being macroglia or astrocytes, and microglia) that, together with nerve cells, compose the tissue of the central nervous system. Oligodendroglia cells are characterized by variable numbers of veillike or sheetlike processes that are wrapped each around individual axons to form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers in the central nervous system.
Synonym(s): oligodendria.
[oligo- + G. dendron, tree, + glia, glue]

oligodendroglia

1. the non-neural cells of ectodermal origin forming part of the adventitial structure of the central nervous system.
2. the tissue composed of such cells.
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