Definitions for oligodendroglia
tissue consisting of glial cells with sheetlike processes that form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers
tissue (neuroglia) consisting of glial cells that are smaller than astrocytes and form the myelin sheath
Plural form of oligodendroglion.
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A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system. Oligodendroglia may be called interfascicular, perivascular, or perineuronal (not the same as SATELLITE CELLS, PERINEURONAL of GANGLIA) according to their location. They form the insulating MYELIN SHEATH of axons in the central nervous system.
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