glia

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glia

noun \ˈglē-ə, ˈglī-ə\
plural glia

Definition of GLIA

:  supporting tissue intermingled with the essential elements of nervous tissue especially in the brain, spinal cord, and ganglia

Origin of GLIA

New Latin, from Middle Greek, glue — more at clay
First Known Use: 1891

glia

noun \ˈglē-ə, ˈglī-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural glia

Medical Definition of GLIA

: supporting tissue that is intermingled with the essential elements of nervous tissue especially in the brain, spinal cord, and ganglia, is either of ectodermal or mesodermal origin, and is composed of a network of fine fibrils and of flattened stellate cells with numerous radiating fibrillar processes—see macroglia, microglia

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