Meaning of NEUROGLIA in English

NEUROGLIA

n(y)u̇ˈrōglēə, -ˈräg-; ˌn(y)u̇rəˈglīə, -lēə noun

( -s )

Etymology: New Latin, from neur- + Middle Greek glia glue — more at clay

: sustentacular tissue that fills the interstices and supports the essential elements of nervous tissue especially in the brain, spinal cord, and ganglia, is of ectodermal origin, and is composed of a network of fine fibrils and of flattened stellate cells with numerous radiating fibrillar processes — compare microglia

• neu·ro·gli·al -əl or neu·ro·gli·ar -ə(r) adjective

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.