glial cell

[ glēəl, glīəl ]

n.

Any of the cells making up the neuroglia, especially the astrocytes, oligodendroglia, and microglia.

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Scientific definitions for glial cell

glial cell
[ glēəl, glīəl ]

Any of the cells making up the glia, such as the star-shaped cells called astrocytes.
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