EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Anatomy, Cell Biology a class of cells in the brain and spinal cord that form a supporting structure for the neurons and provide them with insulation. Origin of neuroglia 1870–75; neuro-
Late Greek glía
Related forms neu·rog·li·al, neu·rog·li·ar, adjective
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Examples from the Web for neuroglia Historical Examples of neuroglia
neuroglia theory explains this very well and does away with the difficulty.
This may be applied to the
neuroglia cells apparently as well as to the muscle fibers.
The "white matter" of the central system consists chiefly of axons with their enveloping or medullary, sheath and
He has also described particularly a special form of
neuroglia cells which lie close to the blood vessels.
Ramon y Cajal has described and pictured a special kind of
neuroglia cells for the gray and another for the white matter. British Dictionary definitions for neuroglia
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Word Origin and History for neuroglia n.
1867, medical Latin, coined 1853 by German pathologist Ludwig Karl Virchow (1821-1902) from
neuro- + Late Greek glia "glue," frim PIE *glei- "to stick together" (see clay).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
neuroglia [nu-rŏg ′lē-ə, nur′ə-glē ′ə, -glī ′-] n. The supportive tissue of the nervous system, including the network of branched cells in the central nervous system (astrocytes, microglia, and oligodendrocytes) and the supporting cells of the peripheral nervous system (Schwann cells and satellite cells). glia reticulum Related forms neu•rog ′li•al adj.
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