Definitions for ganglionˈgæŋ gli ən; -gli ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gan•gli•onˈgæŋ gli ən; -gli ə(n.)(pl.)-gli•a; -gli•ons.
a concentrated mass of interconnected nerve cells.
a cystic tumor formed on the sheath of a tendon.
a center of intellectual or industrial force, activity, etc.
Origin of ganglion:
1675–85; < LL: a type of swelling < Gk gánglion a tumor under the skin, on or near a tendon
an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons
A mass of tissue.
A cluster of interconnecting nerve cells outside the brain.
A centre of power or authority
Origin: From γάγγλιον.
a mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve
a node, or gland in the lymphatic system; as, a lymphatic ganglion
a globular, hard, indolent tumor, situated somewhere on a tendon, and commonly formed by the effusion of a viscid fluid into it; -- called also weeping sinew
In anatomy, a ganglion is a biological tissue mass, most commonly a mass of nerve cell bodies. Cells found in a ganglion are called ganglion cells, though this term is also sometimes used to refer specifically to retinal ganglion cells.
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