gliacyte gli·a·cyte (glē’ə-sīt’, glī’-)
[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.
[glahy-uh, glee-uh] /ˈglaɪ ə, ˈgli ə/ noun, Anatomy. 1. . /ˈɡliːə/ noun 1. the delicate web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports nerve cells Also called neuroglia glia gli·a (glē’ə, glī’ə) n. See neuroglia. glia (glē’ə, glī’ə) The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system. […]
[glib] /glɪb/ adjective, glibber, glibbest. 1. readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers. 2. easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners. 3. Archaic. agile; spry. /ɡlɪb/ adjective glibber, glibbest 1. fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way adj. 1590s, “smooth and slippery,” possibly a shortening of […]