neuroglia

noun

neu·​ro·​glia nu̇-ˈrō-glē-ə How to pronounce neuroglia (audio)
nyu̇-,
-ˈrä- How to pronounce neuroglia (audio) ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈglē-ə How to pronounce neuroglia (audio)
-ˈglī-
plural neuroglia
: glia
neuroglial
nu̇-ˈrō-glē-əl How to pronounce neuroglia (audio)
nyu̇-
-ˈrä-;
ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈglē-əl
-ˈglī-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from neur- + Middle Greek glia glue — more at clay

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neuroglia was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Neuroglia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroglia. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

: glia
neuroglial adjective

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