Definitions for "Oligodendrocyte"
Keywords:  myelin, axon, glial, cns, neuroglial
a neuroglial cell that supports neurons & produces a phospholipid myelin sheath around neuronal axons in the central nervous system
cells producing myelin in the central nervous system.
oligos = a little + dendron = tree + kytos = hollow vessel; a type of glial cell with few processes, responsible for making myelin sheaths in the central nervous system (del Hortega, 1921); cf. Schwann cell.