The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.
The network of glial cells that supports nervous system tissue.
Origin of glia
- Short for neuroglia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek γλία (glia), γλοία (gloia, “glue”), γλοιός (gloios, “a glutinous substance, gum”)