a tiny, quick flash of light.
gleaming brightness; luster.
a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; inkling; trace.
verb (used without object)
to shine with a glint.
to move suddenly; dart.
verb (used with object)
to cause to glint; reflect.
to gleam or cause to gleam brightly
a bright gleam or flash
brightness or gloss
a brief indication
1787, from Scottish, where apparently it survived as an alteration of Middle English glenten “gleam, flash, glisten” (mid-15c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian gletta “to look,” dialectal Swedish glinta “to shine”), from Proto-Germanic *glent-, from PIE *ghel- “to shine, glitter, glow, be warm” (see glass). Reintroduced into literary English by Burns. Related: Glinted; glinting.
1540s (modern use from 1826), from glint (v.).
[glin-tee] /ˈglɪn ti/ adjective, glintier, glintiest. 1. having a glint; sparkling. 2. flashy and gaudy.
glio- or gli- pref. Neuroglia: glioma.
glioblast gli·o·blast (glē’ə-blāst’, glī’-) n. An early neural cell developing from the early ependymal cell of the neural tube.
glioblastoma gli·o·blas·to·ma (glē’ō-blā-stō’mə, glī’-) n. A glioma consisting chiefly of undifferentiated anaplastic cells frequently arranged radially about an irregular focus of necrosis, usually occurring in the cerebrum of adults. Also called grade IV astrocytoma.