preganglionic

adjective
pre·​gan·​gli·​on·​ic | \ ˌprē-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈä-nik How to pronounce preganglionic (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preganglionic was in 1892

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“Preganglionic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preganglionic. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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preganglionic

adjective
pre·​gan·​gli·​on·​ic | \ -ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈän-ik How to pronounce preganglionic (audio) \

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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