microglia

/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡlɪə) /

noun

one of the two types of non-nervous tissue (glia) found in the central nervous system, having macrophage activityCompare macroglia

Nearby words

  1. microgastria,
  2. microgeneration,
  3. microgenia,
  4. microgenitalism,
  5. microglandular adenosis,
  6. microgliacyte,
  7. microglioma,
  8. microglossia,
  9. micrognathia,
  10. microgram

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Medicine definitions for microglia

microglia

[ mī-krŏglē-ə ]

n.

Any of the small neuroglial cells of the central nervous system having long processes and ameboid and phagocytic activity at sites of neural damage or inflammation.Hortega cell

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