[noo-rog-lee-uh, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒg li ə, nyʊ-/

noun, Anatomy, Cell Biology.
a class of cells in the brain and spinal cord that form a supporting structure for the neurons and provide them with insulation.
another name for glia

1867, medical Latin, coined 1853 by German pathologist Ludwig Karl Virchow (1821-1902) from neuro- + Late Greek glia “glue,” frim PIE *glei- “to stick together” (see clay).

neuroglia neu·rog·li·a (nu-rŏg’lē-ə, nyu-, nur’ə-glē’ə, -glī’-, nyur’-)
The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system. Also called glia, reticulum.
neu·rog’li·al adj.


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