Origin of glia
First recorded in 1885–90, glia is from the Late Greek word glía glue
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Examples from the Web for glia
That, said Fields, "was a moment that focused our attention on glia."World Science Festival: Can We Really Live to 1,000?
June 5, 2011
It presupposes an active interposition of the glia cells between the axon of one neuron and the dendrons of another.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
- the delicate web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports nerve cellsAlso called: neuroglia
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- The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.
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