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microglia


microglia

noun mi·crog·lia \mī-ˈkräg-lē-ə\

Definition of MICROGLIA

:  glia consisting of small cells with few processes that are scattered throughout the central nervous system, that are of mesodermal origin and are thought to be derived from fetal monocytes, and that have a phagocytic function as part of mononuclear phagocyte system
mi·crog·li·al \-lē-əl\ adjective
March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
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