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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the small neuroglial cells of the central nervous system having long processes and amoeboid and phagocytic activity at sites of neural damage or inflammation.

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  • n. The glial cells of the immune system; they can function as phagocytes

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  • n. neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocytic

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