[ gă-sîrē-ən ]


Of, relating to, or described by Austrian anatomist Johann Ludwig Gasser (1723-1765).


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Example sentences from the Web for gasserian

  • So far as its pathology is known, it is believed to be due to degenerative changes in the semilunar (Gasserian) ganglion.

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  • A large ganglion becomes developed close to the root, which forms the rudiment of the Gasserian ganglion.

  • He may not be able to excise a Gasserian ganglion, or know very much about the researches of Calmette or von Pircquet.