[glahy-uh, glee-uh]
noun Anatomy.

1885–90; < Late Greek glía glue

glial, adjective Unabridged
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glia (ˈɡliːə)
Also called: neuroglia the delicate web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports nerve cells

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

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

glial adjective
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Example sentences
Glia are nervous system caretakers whose nurturing can go too far.
As your body develops, neural stem cells transform into the specialized
  neurons, glia and other cells that make up your brain.
In the past several years, sensitive imaging tests have shown that glia
  communicate with neurons.
It is interesting that the brain may stimulate an immune response, probably
  from the pituitary or the glia cells directly.
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