Meaning of satellitosis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsatəlʌɪˈtəʊsɪs/


  • 1Pathology
    A condition characterized by the presence of an increased number of neuroglial or satellite cells surrounding neurons, especially in the central nervous system; an instance of this. In later use also: the presence of tumour cells around neurons, characteristic of certain types of brain tumour.

  • 2Medicine
    The spread of a melanoma or other malignant or (occasionally) infectious lesion into tissue near the original lesion, especially when forming visible secondary nodules; a secondary lesion of this kind.


Early 20th century. From satellite + -osis.