from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See neuroglia.
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- n. The network of glial cells that supports nervous system tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The glia-cells collectively of the central nervous system in vertebrates; neuroglia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
Short for neuroglia.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek γλία (glia), γλοία (gloia, "glue"), γλοιός (gloios, "a glutinous substance, gum") (Wiktionary)