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glia

[glahy-uh, glee-uh] /ˈglaɪ ə, ˈgli ə/
noun, Anatomy
1.
Origin of glia
1885-1890
1885-90; < Late Greek glía glue
Related forms
glial, adjective
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glia

/ˈɡliːə/
noun
1.
the delicate web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports nerve cells Also called neuroglia
Derived Forms
glial, adjective
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glia in Medicine

glia gli·a (glē'ə, glī'ə)
n.
See neuroglia.

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glia in Science
glia
  (glē'ə, glī'ə)   
The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.

glial adjective
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