Definition of macroglia in English:

macroglia

noun

Histology
  • Relatively large neuroglial cells derived from the neural plate, especially astrocytes and oligodendrocytes; a tissue composed of such cells. Usually treated as plural.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Brain: a journal of neurology. From macro- + glia, after Spanish macroglía, itself probably after neuroglia.

Pronunciation

macroglia

/maˈkrɒɡlɪə//ˌmakrə(ʊ)ˈɡlʌɪə/