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(Biology) one of the two types of non-nervous tissue (glia) found in the central nervous system: includes astrocytes. Compare microglia
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|Noun||1.||macroglia - tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial cells|
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
astrocyte - comparatively large neuroglial cell
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