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neuroglia

[noo-rog-lee-uh, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒg li ə, nyʊ-/
noun, Anatomy, Cell Biology
1.
a class of cells in the brain and spinal cord that form a supporting structure for the neurons and provide them with insulation.
Also called glia.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; neuro- + Late Greek glía glue
Related forms
neuroglial, neurogliar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neuroglial

neuroglia

/njʊˈrɒɡlɪə/
noun
1.
another name for glia
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Word Origin and History for neuroglial

neuroglia

n.

1867, medical Latin, coined 1853 by German pathologist Ludwig Karl Virchow (1821-1902) from neuro- + Late Greek glia "glue," frim PIE *glei- "to stick together" (see clay).

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neuroglial in Medicine

neuroglia neu·rog·li·a (nu-rŏg'lē-ə, nyu-, nur'ə-glē'ə, -glī'-, nyur'-)
n.
The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system. Also called glia, reticulum.


neu·rog'li·al adj.
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