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Noun: glia  glI-u or glee-u
  1. Sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system
    - neuroglia

Derived forms: glias

Type of: interstitial tissue

Part of: central nervous system, CNS, glioma, systema nervosum centrale

Encyclopedia: Glia