paraganglion

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

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“Paraganglion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paraganglion. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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