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glymphatic system

[ glim-fat-ik ]
/ glɪmˈfæt ɪk /
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noun

Anatomy. the system or process by which cerebrospinal fluid moves through channels formed by glia, cleansing the mammalian brain of harmful waste.

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Also called glymphatic pathway .

Origin of glymphatic system

First recorded in 2008–13; glia + lymphatic system

OTHER WORDS FROM glymphatic system

glym·phat·ic, adjective
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