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mi·cro·gli·a

 (mī′krō-glē′ə, -glī′-)
pl.n.
Small neuroglial cells of the central nervous system that have long processes and act as phagocytes at sites of neural damage or inflammation, destroying pathogens and damaged cells.

mi′cro·gli′al adj.

microglia

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡlɪə)
n
(Anatomy) one of the two types of non-nervous tissue (glia) found in the central nervous system, having macrophage activity. Compare macroglia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microglia - neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocyticmicroglia - neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocytic
glia, neuroglia - sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system
microgliacyte - a cell of the microglia that may become phagocytic and collect waste products of nerve tissue
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