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adjective Anatomy.
  1. of, relating to, or consisting of ganglia.
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Origin of ganglionic

First recorded in 1820–30; ganglion + -ic
Related formsin·ter·gan·gli·on·ic, adjectivemul·ti·gan·gli·on·ic, adjectivenon·gan·gli·on·ic, adjectivepost·gan·gli·on·ic, adjectivepre·gan·gli·on·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ganglionic

Historical Examples

  • There was, however, in Tilton a want of ganglionic power; he was all brain.

    Mystic London:

    Charles Maurice Davies

  • In each ganglion the cells of this ganglionic investment penetrate as a median septum into the cord.

  • The cellular parts of the band surrounding them become converted into a ganglionic covering of the cord.

  • The development of the commissural and ganglionic portions takes place much as in the Chtopoda.

  • This last species has more separate pleural ganglia, if the ganglionic cords can be so regarded.

ganglionic in Medicine


  1. Relating to a ganglion; ganglial.
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