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neuroglia Line breaks: neur|oglia
Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊəˈrɒɡlɪə/

Definition of neuroglia in English:


Another term for glia.
Example sentences
  • Other structures, such as connective tissue fibers and neuroglia, may be impregnated.
  • Microglia are the smallest of the neuroglia, and, unlike the ectodermally derived macroglia (astrocytes and oligodendroglia), they are formed from the mesoderm.
  • Small foci of immature neuroglia were present adjacent to mature neural tissue.


Mid 19th century: from neuro- 'of nerves' + Greek glia 'glue'.

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