gliosis

gliosis

[glahy-oh-sis]
noun
an increase in the size and number of astrocytes of the brain.

Origin:
1890–1900; gli(a) + -osis

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gliosis gli·o·sis (glē-ō'sĭs, glī-)
n.
Excessive proliferation of the neuroglia.

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