postganglionic

adjective post·gan·gli·on·ic \ ˌpōs(t)-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈä-nik \

Definition of postganglionic

: distal to a ganglion; specifically : of, relating to, or being an axon arising from a cell body within an autonomic ganglion — compare preganglionic

First Known Use of postganglionic

1892


Medical Dictionary

postganglionic

adjective post·gan·gli·on·ic \ ˌpōst-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈän-ik \

medical Definition of postganglionic

: 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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