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[Short for neuroglia.]
gli′al (glē′əl, glī′əl) adj.
(Anatomy) the delicate web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports nerve cells. Also called: neuroglia
neu•rog•li•a(nʊˈrɒg li ə, nyʊ-)
a class of cells in the brain and spinal cord that form a supporting and insulating structure for the neurons.
[1870–75; neuro- + Late Greek glía glue]
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|Noun||1.||glia - 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|
interstitial tissue - tissue between the cells of a structure or part in plant or animal
microglia - neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocytic
oligodendria, oligodendroglia - tissue consisting of glial cells with sheetlike processes that form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers
central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centrale - the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
glioma - a tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia
n. glía. V.: neuroglia