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ganglion

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noun gan·gli·on \ˈgaŋ-glē-ən\

Simple Definition of ganglion

  • medical : a mass of nerve cells

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ganglion

plural -glia \-glē-ə\ also ganglions

  1. 1 :  a small cystic tumor connected either with a joint membrane or tendon sheath

  2. 2 a :  a mass of nerve tissue containing cell bodies of neurons external to the brain or spinal cord; also :  nucleus 2b b :  something likened to a nerve ganglion <a ganglion of cables and wires>

ganglionated play \ˈgaŋ-glē-ə-ˌnā-təd\ adjective
ganglionic play \ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈä-nik\ adjective

Origin of ganglion

Late Latin, from Greek


First Known Use: circa 1681

Rhymes with ganglion


GANGLION Defined for Kids

ganglion

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noun gan·gli·on \ˈgaŋ-glē-ən\

Definition of ganglion for Students

plural ganglia \-glē-ə\

  1. :  a mass of nerve cells especially outside the brain or spinal cord




Medical Dictionary

ganglion

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noun gan·gli·on \ˈgaŋ-glē-ən\

Medical Definition of ganglion

plural ganglia \-glē-ə\play also ganglions

  1. 1:  a small cystic tumor (as on the back of the wrist) containing viscid fluid and connected either with a joint membrane or tendon sheath

  2. 2a:  a mass of nerve tissue containing cell bodies of neurons that is located outside the central nervous system and forms an enlargement upon a nerve or upon two or more nerves at their point of junction or separationb:  a mass of gray matter within the brain or spinal cord :  nucleus 2—see basal ganglion





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