Definition of neuroglia in English:

neuroglia

noun

  • another term for glia
    • ‘Other structures, such as connective tissue fibers and neuroglia, may be impregnated.’
    • ‘Microglia are the smallest of the neuroglia, and, unlike the ectodermally derived macroglia (astrocytes and oligodendroglia), they are formed from the mesoderm.’
    • ‘The gray matter of the spinal cord is composed of the somata of neurons plus an intricate lattice of nerve processes, and supporting cells or neuroglia.’
    • ‘Small foci of immature neuroglia were present adjacent to mature neural tissue.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from neuro- ‘of nerves’ + Greek glia glue.

Pronunciation:

neuroglia

/ˌnjʊəˈrɒɡlɪə/