glio-, gli-, glia-, -glia +

(Greek: glue; in medicine, the network of supporting tissue and fibers that nourishes nerve cells within the brain and spinal cord)

1. Pertaining to, referring to, or characterized by a glioma.
2. Affected with or of the nature of a glioma.
A mixed glioma (tumor composed of neuroglia cells) and myoma (a tumor containing muscle tissue).
A myxoma that contains a considerable amount of proliferating glial cells and fibers.

A tumor made up of a gelatinous tissue resembling that found in the umbilical cord.

1. A ganglioneuroma (tumour, neuroma, containing ganglion cells, often located in the hands, wrists or tops of the feet) derived from neurones, with numerous glial cells and fibers in the matrix.
2. A tumor having the characteristics of glioma and neuroma.
1. A tumor composed of spindle-shaped cells in the delicate supporting connective tissue of nerve cells.
2. Rare mixed tumors of the brain and rarely the spinal cord which contain malignant neuroectodermal (glial) and mesenchymal components, including spindle-shaped fibrosarcoma cells.

These tumors are highly aggressive and present, primarily in adults, as rapidly expanding mass lesions. They may come up in tissue that has been previously irradiated.

gliosis (s), glioses (pl)
1. Proliferation of neuroglia in the brain or spinal cord, as a replacement process or a reaction to low-grade inflammation and which may be diffuse or focal.
2. A process leading to scars in the central nervous system that involves the production of a dense fibrous network of glial cells (supporting cells) in areas of damage.

Gliosis is a prominent feature of many diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis and stroke. After a stroke, nerve cells die and are replaced by areas of gliosis

One of the rounded bodies seen in neuroglia cells.
1. Neuroglia consisting of phagocytic cells active in immune reactions of the central nervous system.
2. The third type of glial cell, along with astrocytes and oligodendrocytes (which together form the macroglia).

Microglia vary in appearance depending on developmental stage, functional state, and anatomical location. Subtype terms include ramified, perivascular, ameboid, resting, and activated.

Microglia clearly are capable of phagocytosis and play an important role in a wide spectrum of neuropathologies.

It has also been suggested that they act in several other roles including in secretion (cytokines and neural growth factors), in immunological processing (antigen presentation), and in central nervous system development and remodeling.

Mucus related to a tumor composed of connective tissue neuroglia of the nervous system and affecting the brain or spinal cord.
neuroglia, glia
1. A class of cells in the brain and spinal cord that form a supporting structure for the neurons and provide them with insulation.
2. The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.
3. The supporting or non-neuronal tissue cells of the central and peripheral nervous system.

They perform the less specialized functions of the nerve network.

1. Any of the cells of the neuroglia; a glial cell.
2. Specialized cells that surround neurones, providing mechanical and physical support and electrical insulation between neurones.
Relating to or consisting of neuroglia.
A class of cells in the brain and spinal cord that form a supporting structure for the neurons and provide them with insulation.
Neoplastic growth of neuroglial cells in the brain or spinal cord; the term is used especially with reference to a relatively large neoplasm or to multiple foci (center of a disseminated disease).
oligodendroglia (s) (noun), oligodendroglias (pl)
1. Neuroglia consisting of cells similar to but smaller than astrocytes, found in the central nervous system and associated with the formation of myelin.
2. A class of neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system.
3. Etymology: from Greek, literally meaning, "few tree cells".

The important function of these cells is the formation of insulating myelin sheaths of axons in the central nervous system.

A cross reference of word units that are related, directly or indirectly, to "cell, cells, cell nucleus": celli-; cellulo-; cyto-; endothelio-; gameto-; kary-, karyo-; neuro-.

Here is a general explanation about Cells and their Compositions.