neuroglias

neuroglia

[noo-rog-lee-uh, nyoo-]
noun Anatomy, cell Biology.
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:
1870–75; neuro- + Late Greek glía glue

neuroglial, neurogliar, adjective
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neuroglia (njʊˈrɒɡlɪə)
 
n
another name for glia

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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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