1. neuroglia

noun. 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.


  • central nervous system
  • macroglia
  • glial cell
  • astroglia
  • interstitial tissue
  • oligodendroglia
  • systema nervosum centrale
  • neurogliacyte
  • microglia
  • glia
  • neuroglial cell
  • oligodendria
  • CNS


  • glia (English)
  • γλία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • neuro- (English)
  • νευρο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with neuroglia

1. Noun, plural
Microglia are a type of neuroglia that reside in the spinal cord and brain.

2. Adjective
These neuroglia communicate with other astrocytes via gliotransmitters, which are the glial cells' version of neurotransmitters.