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glia

[ glahy-uh, glee-uh ]
/ ˈglaɪ ə, ˈgli ə /
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noun Anatomy.
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Origin of glia

First recorded in 1885–90, glia is from the Late Greek word glía glue

OTHER WORDS FROM glia

glial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glia

glia
/ (ˈɡliːə) /

noun
the delicate web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports nerve cellsAlso called: neuroglia

Derived forms of glia

glial, adjective
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Medical definitions for glia

glia
[ glēə, glīə ]

n.
neuroglia
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Scientific definitions for glia

glia
[ glēə, glīə ]

The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.

Other words from glia

glial adjective
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