- 1. A condition marked by an accumulation of neuroglia cells around the neurons of the central nervous system. 2. The presence of satellite, smaller structures, or lesions, e.g., metastatic melanoma in the skin adjacent to the primary tumor, or lymphocytes in contact with a damaged keratinocyte in acute cutaneous graft versus host reaction. [L. satelles (satellit-), an attendant, + G. -osis, condition]
* * *sat·el·lit·o·sis .sat-əl-ī-'tō-səs n, pl -o·ses -.sēz the usu. abnormal clustering of one type of cell around another esp the clustering of glial cells around neurons in the brain that is associated with certain pathological states (as oligodendroglioma)
* * *sat·el·li·to·sis (sat″ə-li-toґsis) accumulation of neuroglial cells about neurons; seen whenever neurons are damaged.
Medical dictionary. 2011.