Term: neuroglia or glial cell or glia
Origin: Medieval Greek
gloia, γλοία (glue)
The supportive tissue of the nervous system, including astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microcytes in the central nervous system and the supporting cells of the peripheral nervous system (neurilemma and satellite cells) . Neuroglia provide support, protection and nutrition to the neural tissue and prevents impulses from travelling between adjacent neurons.
Runon derivatives :
astroglia, microglia, oligodendroglia