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
- glial cell
- interstitial tissue
- systema nervosum centrale
- neuroglial cell
- glia (English)
- γλία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- neuro- (English)
- νευρο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word neuroglia
1. Noun, plural
Microglia are a type of neuroglia that reside in the spinal cord and brain.
These neuroglia communicate with other astrocytes via gliotransmitters, which are the glial cells' version of neurotransmitters.