microglia

/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡlɪə) /

noun

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

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Medical 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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