[ gang-glee-on-ik ]
/ ˌgæŋ gliˈɒn ɪk /

adjective Anatomy.

of, relating to, or consisting of ganglia.

Nearby words

  1. ganglion of autonomic plexuses,
  2. ganglion of sympathetic trunk,
  3. ganglionated,
  4. ganglionectomy,
  5. ganglioneuroma,
  6. ganglionic blockade,
  7. ganglionic blocking agent,
  8. ganglionic layer of cerebellar cortex,
  9. ganglionic motor neuron,
  10. ganglionitis

Origin of ganglionic

First recorded in 1820–30; ganglion + -ic

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for preganglionic


[ prē-găng′glē-ŏnĭk ]


Situated proximal to or preceding a ganglion, especially a ganglion of the autonomic nervous system.


[ găng′glē-ŏnĭk ]


Relating to a ganglion; ganglial.

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