Definition of glial in English:

glial

adjective

Anatomy
  • See glia

    • ‘The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland or neurohypophysis contains unique glial elements referred to as pituicytes.’
    • ‘Ependymal disruption with glial nodules was noted in the ventricular system.’
    • ‘Although the tumors are thought to arise from the posterior pituitary glial cells, none of the patients experienced diabetes insipidus at presentation.’
    • ‘In no case could disruption of the glial surface of the optic disc or other evidence of posterior vitreous displacement be identified.’
    • ‘It seems that the failure of the axons to regenerate is partly the result of an inhibitory effect exerted by central nervous system glial cells, associated with the myelin of nerve fibers.’