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Definition: 'Microglia'

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microglia

Type: Term

Pronunciation: mī-krog′lē-ă

Definitions:
1. Small neuroglial cells of the central nervous system, originating in the bone marrow, that may become phagocytic in areas of neural damage or inflammation.

Synonyms: Hortega cells, microglia cells, microglial cells



The information shown above for microglia is provided by Stedman's.

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