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)

A tumor that is a mixed glioma and angioma rich in blood vessels.
1. The astrocytes of the central nervous system, which function as connective tissue.
2. An abnormal enlargement and proliferation of glia, the cells in the brain that fight infection.
3. Sub-types of the glial cells in the brain. They are also known as astrocytic glial cells. Star-shaped, there many arms span all around neurons.
4. Neuroglial cells of ectodermal origin, characterized by fibrous, protoplasmic, or plasmatofibrous processes. Collectively, such cells are called astroglia.
1. A type of nerve cell that functions for insulation, infection-fighting, and "housekeeping".
2. The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.
3. 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.
A branching glial cell found in the neuroglia.
A reference to glia or neuroglia.

In the study of brain cells, neurons have always hogged the limelight, even though glial cells make up 90 per cent of the brain.

—Helen Thomson, New Scientist; July 18, 2009; page 46.
glial cell
A supportive cell in the central nervous system.

Unlike neurons, glial cells do not conduct electrical impulses. The glial cells surround neurons and provide support for and insulation between them.

Glial cells are the most abundant cell types in the central nervous system. Types of glial cells include oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, ependymal cells, Schwann cells, microglia, and satellite cells.

Bacteria embedded in a gelatinous matrix (intercellular substance).
An early neural cell developing, like the neuroblast, from the early ependymal cell (cells that line cavities in the central nervous system) of the neural tube.

It gives rise to neuroglial and ependymal cells, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes.

A malignant tumor of the central nervous system, usually occurring in the cerebrum of adults.
glioblastoma multiforme
A highly malignant, rapidly growing type of brain tumor that arises from glial cells in the brain.

Early symptoms may include sleepiness, headache, and vomiting.

Treatment can involve surgery and radiation treatment.

A neuroglia cell.
A neuroglia cell tumor.
1. Of the nature of neuroglia.
2. Producing glia.
glioma (s), gliomata (pl)
A brain tumor that begins in a glial cell in the brain or spinal cord.

Malignant gliomas are the most common primary tumors of the central nervous system. They are often resistant to treatment and carry a poor prognosis

The formation of a glioma; especially, a large one.

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.