Kolliker's reticulum

Kolliker's reticulum
Neuroglia Neu*rog"li*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ney^ron ligament + gli`a glue.] (Anat.) The delicate connective tissue framework which supports the nervous matter and blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord; called also {K["o]lliker's reticulum}. It is composed of cells which are not neurons. Once thought to serve merely a supporting funciton, they are now believed to have important metablolic functions. Among them are the astrocytes, ependymal cells, oligodendroglia cells, and microglia cells. --Stedman. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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