Definitions for ganglionˈgæŋ gli ən; -gli ə
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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
Origin: [L. ganglion a sort of swelling or excrescence, a tumor under the skin, Gr. : cf. F. ganglion.]
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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