Definitions for "OLIGODENDROGLIA"
Nonneural cells of ectodermal original forming part of the outermost structure (neuroglia) of the central nervous system. Projections of the surface membrane of each of these cells (oligodendrocytes) fan out and coil around the axon of many neurons to form myelin sheaths in the white matter. With microglia, they form the perineuronal satellites in the gray matter. Oligodendroglia is the tissue composed of such cells.
tissue consisting of glial cells with sheet-like processes that form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers
Nerve cells that make up the myelin sheath in the nervous system.