jugular ganglion

n.
  1. The upper, smaller of the two ganglia on the glossopharyngeal nerve as it traverses the jugular foramen.superior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve
  2. A small sensory ganglion on the vagus nerve as it traverses the jugular foramen.superior ganglion of vagus
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