gliosis

noun
gli·​o·​sis | \ glī-ˈō-səs How to pronounce gliosis (audio) \
plural glioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce glioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of gliosis

: excessive development of glia especially interstitially

Other Words from gliosis

gliotic \ -​ˈät-​ik How to pronounce gliotic (audio) \ adjective

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“Gliosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gliosis. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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