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
How to use ganglion in a sentence
The team targeted ganglion cells, the nexus between the eyes and the brain.
These signals are passed through a neural network to the eye-brain liaison, ganglion cells.
They process visual information and pass signals on to ganglion cells in the third layer.
That is because ganglion cells usually respond to changes in light.
There must therefore be an isolated ganglion in front and two ganglia, close to each other, about two-fifths of an inch back.
Do they actually wound with their dirks the ganglion whose influence is to be done away with?
Do they confine themselves to lodging their drop of poison on the ganglion, or at all events in its immediate neighbourhood?
A cinder enters the eye, the report reaches a ganglion, a motor impulse is sent forth, and the eyelid closes.Your Mind and How to Use It|William Walker Atkinson
A single ganglion represents the nervous system, placed between the two apertures.