postganglionic

adjective

post·​gan·​gli·​on·​ic ˌpōs(t)-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈä-nik How to pronounce postganglionic (audio)
: distal to a ganglion
specifically : of, relating to, or being an axon arising from a cell body within an autonomic ganglion compare preganglionic

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postganglionic was in 1892

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“Postganglionic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postganglionic. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

postganglionic

adjective
post·​gan·​gli·​on·​ic ˌpōst-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈän-ik How to pronounce postganglionic (audio)
: distal to a ganglion
specifically : of, relating to, or being an axon arising from a cell body within an autonomic ganglion compare preganglionic
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