gliosis

[ glahy-oh-sis ]
/ glaɪˈoʊ sɪs /

noun

an increase in the size and number of astrocytes of the brain.

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Origin of gliosis

First recorded in 1890–1900; gli(a) + -osis
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Medical definitions for gliosis

gliosis
[ glē-ōsĭs, glī- ]

n.

Excessive proliferation of the neuroglia.
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