Definition of Glial cell

1. Noun. A cell of the neuroglia.

Exact synonyms: Neurogliacyte, Neuroglial Cell
Generic synonyms: Somatic Cell, Vegetative Cell
Group relationships: Glia, Neuroglia
Specialized synonyms: Astrocyte, Microgliacyte, Oligodendrocyte



Definition of Glial cell

1. Noun. (anatomy) A type of cell, in the nervous system, that provides support for the neurons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Glial cell

1. Specialised cells that surround neurons, providing mechanical and physical support and electrical insulation between neurons. (17 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glial Cell

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gley
gleyed
gleying
gleyings
gleys
glhf
glia
gliacyte
gliadin
gliadine
gliadines
gliadins
gliadorphin
glial
glial cell (current term)
glial cells
glial fibrillary acidic protein
glial filament
glial limiting membrane
glialike
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glib
glib-tongued
glibbed
glibber
glibbery
glibbest
glibbing
glibenclamide

Literary usage of Glial cell

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"glial cell cultures offer a broader window of age from which successful cultures can be obtained. Greater success has been achieved in culturing components ..."

2. A Manual of histology by Henry Erdmann Radasch (1918)
"Like the nerve cells it is of ectodermal FIG. 99.-—SPIDER glial cell. ... MOSSY glial cell IN RELATION WITH A CAPILLARY. ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Perivascular reaction with cytomegalic inclusion-bearing glial cell. H. & E. x 650. Fig. 7. Cervical cord. Cytomegalic inclusion-bearing glial cell in area ..."

4. Review of Neurology and Psychiatry (1904)
"... than the nervous and Golgi nets, are distinctly seen, and it can be demonstrated that they arise from the ramifications of the glial cell branches. ..."

5. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"This is accomplished by an infolding of the outer layer of the surface membrane of the Schwann cell (or glial cell); by growth and lateral movement about ..."

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