oligodendrocyte

(AH-lih-goh-DEN-droh-site)

A cell that forms the myelin sheath (a layer that covers and protects nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord. An oligodendrocyte is a type of glial cell.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "oligodendrocyte"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "oligodendrocito"

Célula que forma la vaina de mielina (una capa que reviste y protege las células nerviosas) del cerebro y la médula espinal. Un oligodendrocito es un tipo de célula glial.