paraganglion

[ păr′ə-găngglē-ən ]

n. pl. par•a•gan•gli•a (-glē-ə)

A small round body containing chromaffin cells, found near the aorta and in the kidney, liver, heart, and gonads.chromaffin body

Nearby words

  1. pisces,
  2. pisci-,
  3. pisciculture,
  4. pisciform,
  5. piscina,
  6. piscis austrinus,
  7. piscivorous,
  8. pisco,
  9. pisgah,
  10. pish


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.