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Definition of Oligodendrocyte

Oligodendrocyte: A type of cell in the central nervous system. The oligodendrocytes surround and insulate the long fibers (axons) through which the nerves send electrical messages.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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