stellate cell

stellate cell
stellate cell n a cell (as a Kupffer cell) with radiating cytoplasmic processes

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any cell having a star-shaped appearance produced by numerous processes that extend in different directions, such as the Kupffer and hepatic stellate cells in the liver and astrocytes and granule cells in the cerebral and cerebellar cortices.

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