One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for glia
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: from neuro- ‘of nerves’ + Greek glia ‘glue’.
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