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glymphatic system

[glim-fat-ik] /glɪmˈfæt ɪk/
noun
1.
Anatomy. the system or process by which cerebrospinal fluid moves through channels formed by glia, cleansing the mammalian brain of harmful waste.
Also called glymphatic pathway.
Origin
2008-2013
2008-13; glia + lymphatic system
Related forms
glymphatic, adjective
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