Definition of neuroglia in English:

neuroglia

Line breaks: neur|oglia
Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊəˈrɒglɪə
 
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noun

  • another term for glia.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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