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gli·a

 (glē′ə, glī′ə)
n.

[Short for neuroglia.]

gli′al (glē′əl, glī′əl) adj.

glia

(ˈɡliːə)
n
(Anatomy) the delicate web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports nerve cells. Also called: neuroglia
ˈglial adj

neu•rog•li•a

(nʊˈrɒg li ə, nyʊ-)

n.
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]
neu•rog′li•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
glial cell, neurogliacyte, neuroglial cell - a cell of the neuroglia
astroglia, macroglia - tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial cells
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
Translations

gli·a

n. glía. V.: neuroglia
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Positivity was intense in choroid plexus cells, inner and outer glia limitans, and leptomeninges and was moderate in ependymocytes and the perivascular endfeet.
In contrast, excitatory inputs to Purkinje cell (PC) spines are much better isolated by the Bergman glia (BG) processes [32].
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But neurons cohabit the brain with a class of cells called glia, which means "glue" in Greek.
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