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one of the two types of non-nervous tissue (glia) found in the central nervous system, having macrophage activity Compare macroglia

microglia mi·crog·li·a (mī-krŏg’lē-ə)
Any of the small neuroglial cells of the central nervous system having long processes and ameboid and phagocytic activity at sites of neural damage or inflammation. Also called Hortega cell.


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