paraganglion

noun
para·​gan·​gli·​on | \ -ˈgaŋ-glē-ən How to pronounce paraganglion (audio) \
plural paraganglia\ -​glē-​ə How to pronounce paraganglion (audio) \

Medical Definition of paraganglion

: 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

Other Words from paraganglion

paraganglionic \ -​ˌgaŋ-​glē-​ˈän-​ik How to pronounce paraganglion (audio) \ adjective

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“Paraganglion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paraganglion. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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