an interstitial cell of a muscle, itself capable of being transformed into a muscle.
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sat·el·lite cell of skel·e·tal mus·cle
an elongated spindle-shaped cell occupying depressions within the sarcolemma itself and between it and the basal lamina; believed to play a role in muscle repair and regeneration by fusing with adjacent myofiber.
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