Definition of Glia

1. Noun. Sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system.

Exact synonyms: Neuroglia
Generic synonyms: Interstitial Tissue
Terms within: Glial Cell, Neurogliacyte, Neuroglial Cell
Specialized synonyms: Astroglia, Macroglia, Microglia, Oligodendria, Oligodendroglia
Group relationships: Central Nervous System, Cns, Systema Nervosum Centrale
Substance meronyms: Glioma
Derivative terms: Glial, Neuroglial



Definition of Glia

1. Noun. The network of glial cells that supports nervous system tissue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glia

1. supporting tissue that binds nerve tissue [n -S]

Medical Definition of Glia

1. Supportive tissue of the brain. There are three types of glial tissue: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia. Glial cells do not conduct electrical impulses, as opposed to neurons. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glia

glent
glented
glenting
glents
glenzed
glenzing
gleucometer
glew
glews
gley
gleyed
gleying
gleyings
gleys
glhf
glia (current term)
gliacyte
gliadin
gliadine
gliadines
gliadins
gliadorphin
glial
glial cell
glial cells
glial fibrillary acidic protein
glial filament
glial limiting membrane
glialike
glias

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