preganglionic

adjective pre·gan·gli·on·ic \ ˌprē-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈä-nik \

Definition of preganglionic

: proximal to a ganglion; specifically : of, relating to, or being a usually myelinated axon arising from a cell body in the central nervous system and terminating in an autonomic ganglion — compare postganglionic

First Known Use of preganglionic

1892

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preganglionic

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

medical Definition of preganglionic

: anterior or proximal to a ganglion; specifically : being, affecting, involving, or relating to a usually myelinated efferent nerve fiber arising from a cell body in the central nervous system and terminating in an autonomic ganglion — compare postganglionic

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