Glia meaning

glēə, glīə
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The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.
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The network of glial cells that supports nervous system tissue.
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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”)

    From Wiktionary