[glahy-uh, glee-uh] /ˈglaɪ ə, ˈgli ə/
the delicate web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports nerve cells Also called neuroglia
glia gli·a (glē’ə, glī’ə)
The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.
- Glia cell
glia cell n. See neurogliacyte.
gliacyte gli·a·cyte (glē’ə-sīt’, glī’-) n. See neurogliacyte.
[glahy-uh-din, -dn] /ˈglaɪ ə dɪn, -dn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a prolamin derived from the gluten of grain, as wheat or rye, used chiefly as a nutrient in high-protein diets. 2. any prolamin. /ˈɡlaɪədɪn/ noun 1. a protein of cereals, esp wheat, with a high proline content: forms a sticky mass with water that binds flour […]
- Glial cell
glial cell (glē’əl, glī’əl) Any of the cells making up the glia, such as the star-shaped cells called astrocytes.