glymphatic system

[ glim-fat-ik ]
/ glɪmˈfæt ɪk /

noun

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
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