Definition of oligodendroglia in English:

oligodendroglia

Line breaks: oligo|dendro|glia
Pronunciation: /ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)dɛndrəˈɡlʌɪə
 
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noun

Anatomy
Oligodendrocytes collectively.
More example sentences
  • The relationship of such nerve fibers to oligodendroglia in the central nervous system is not quite so intimate.
  • The astrocytes will stain with glial fibrillary acid protein, the oligodendroglia - like cells with S100 but not with glial fibrillary acid protein, and the neurons with synaptophysin and/or neurofilament.
  • No Lewy bodies were identified; however, ubiquitin-positive glial cytoplasmic inclusions were identified in striatal and nigral oligodendroglia.

Origin

1920s: from oligo- 'few' + dendro- 'branching' + a shortened form of neuroglia.

Derivatives

oligodendroglial

adjective
More example sentences
  • Equally uncertain is whether other central nervous system tumors with oligodendroglial elements exhibit similar allelic losses and might confound interpretation of LOH studies.
  • By immunocytochemistry JC viral antigen can be demonstrated both in the oligodendroglial nuclei and astrocytic cytoplasm, extending along the processes.
  • Optic gliomas, subependymal giant cell astrocytomas, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas, mixed gliomas with oligodendroglial features, and gangliogliomas were excluded.

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