macroglia


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macroglia

 [mah-krog´le-ah]
neuroglia cells of ectodermal origin, i.e., the astrocytes and oligodendrocytes considered together.

as·tro·cyte

(as'trō-sīt),
One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue.
See also: neuroglia.
[G. astron, star, + kytos, hollow (cell)]

macroglia

/mac·rog·lia/ (mah-krog´le-ah) neuroglial cells of ectodermal origin, i.e., the astrocytes and oligodendrocytes considered together.

macroglia

A generic term for cells in the CNS which are neither neurons nor microglia (or tissue-based macrophages). Macroglia cells include astrocytes, oligodendrogliocytes and glioblasts; they provide nutrition, physical support and synthesise myelin.

as·tro·cyte

(as'trō-sīt, astrŏ-sīt)
One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue.
See also: neuroglia
Synonym(s): astroglia, macroglia.
[G. astēr, star, + kytos, chamber, cell]

macroglia

One of the two forms of neurological connective tissue (glia).

macroglia

neuroglial cells of ectodermal origin, i.e. the astrocytes and oligodendrocytes considered together.