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ganglion

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noun gan·gli·on \ˈgaŋ-glē-ən\

Medical Definition of ganglion

plural -glia \-glē-ə\play also gan·gli·ons

  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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