Definition of Ganglia

1. Noun. (plural of ganglion) -- clusters of nerves ¹

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Definition of Ganglia

1. ganglion [n] - See also: ganglion

Medical Definition of Ganglia

1. A mass of nerve tissue (grey matter) or a group of nerve cell bodies. Also refers to specific groups within the brain or spinal cord (as basal ganglia). Ganglion is the singular of ganglia. (16 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ganglia

ganging up
ganging up on
ganglia (current term)
ganglia aorticorenalia
ganglia cardiaca
ganglia coeliaca
ganglia intermedia
ganglia lumbalia
ganglia of autonomic plexuses
ganglia of sympathetic trunk
ganglia pelvina
ganglia phrenica
ganglia plexuum autonomicorum
ganglia renalia
ganglia sacralia
ganglia thoracica
ganglia trunci sympathici

Literary usage of Ganglia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"It consists of a series of ganglia, connected together by intervening cords, ... It may, moreover, be traced up into the head, where the ganglia (which are ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The branches of communication between the ganglia are composed of gray and white nerve-fibres, the latter being continuous with those fibres of the spinal ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Nerve-ganglia and latter has non-glandular walls, Cords of three ... In Anodonta there arc three well-developed pairs of nerve ganglia (fig. ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"In examining spinal ganglia a cell is sometimes found which bears no trace of any process ... The ganglia of the splanchnic system, like the spinal ganglia, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1863)
"Some of these ganglia had the usual appearance of ganglia of the great sympathetic, with nerves entering and nerves passing out from them, ..."

6. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"(c) The Cerebral ganglia and Eyes. — These ganglia are formed on each side of ... The method in which the ganglia are formed is shown in section in Figs. ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It is also evident that the cerebral ganglia are composed of several ganglia fused together, and acquire functional importance as the sense-organs are more ..."

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