para·​gan·​gli·​on -ˈgaŋ-glē-ən How to pronounce paraganglion (audio)
plural paraganglia -glē-ə How to pronounce paraganglion (audio)
: one of numerous collections of chromaffin tissue associated with the collateral and chain ganglia of the sympathetic nerves and similar in structure to the medulla of the adrenal glands
paraganglionic adjective

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“Paraganglion.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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