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 ganglion
In the next stage special bundles of nerve-fibres become very conspicuous in the ganglion.
In my opinion this ganglion is, in part, at all events, the optic ganglion of the median eye on each side.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
It is often stated that a ganglion originates from a hernial protrusion of the synovial membrane of a joint or tendon sheath.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
In front of the ganglion of the first foot the commissures have a more dorsal situation than in the remainder of the body.
D, Deuterocerebrum, consisting of ganglion cells belonging to the second or mandibular somite.