noun, plural gan·gli·a [gang-glee-uh] /ˈgæŋ gli ə/, gan·gli·ons.
- a mass of nerve tissue existing outside the central nervous system.
- any of certain masses of gray matter in the brain, as the basal ganglia.
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Origin of ganglion
OTHER WORDS FROM gangliongan·gli·al, gan·gli·ar, adjective
Words nearby ganglion
Example sentences from the Web for ganglia
The mother lode he turned to was the ganglia of so-called feeder funds.
The more caudal ends of these ganglia separate and run down, a little lateral to the esophagus.
The whole of the ganglia must be concentrated in a limited area in the first segments, almost under the neck.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
The presence of the ganglia or enlargements on the cords give them their chainlike appearance.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
These ganglia are made up for the most part of small collections of gray nerve-cells, and are the nerve-centres of this system.A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene|Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
In the ancestral insect we may suppose that there was a pair of ganglia in each segment.The Flea|Harold Russell