glymphatic system

[ glim-fat-ik ]
/ glɪmˈfæt ɪk /


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

Origin of glymphatic system

First recorded in 2008–13; glia + lymphatic system
Also called glymphatic pathway.

OTHER WORDS FROM glymphatic system

glym·phat·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019