the connective tissue, consisting of a special type of branched cells, that binds together and supports the nerve tissue of the central nervous system
Origin of neurogliaModern Latin from neuro- + Medieval Greek glia, for Classical Greek gloios, glue
The supportive tissue of the nervous system, including the network of branched cells in the central nervous system (astrocytes, microglia, and oligodendrocytes) and the supporting cells of the peripheral nervous system (Schwann cells and satellite cells). Also called glia .
Origin of neuroglianeuro- Medieval Greek glia glue ; see zoogloea .
- (cytology) glial cell
neuro- +"Ž glia