Definition of Ganglion

1. Noun. An encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons.

Specialized synonyms: Autonomic Ganglion, Basal Ganglion
Group relationships: Nervous System, Systema Nervosum
Generic synonyms: Neural Structure



Definition of Ganglion

1. n. A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve.

Definition of Ganglion

1. Noun. (anatomy) A mass of tissue. ¹

2. Noun. (neuroanatomy) A cluster of interconnecting nerve cells outside the brain. ¹

3. Noun. (by extension) A centre of power or authority ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ganglion

1. a group of nerve cells [n -GLIA or -GLIONS]

Medical Definition of Ganglion

1. 1. A knot or knotlike mass. 2. A general term for a group of nerve cell bodies located outside the central nervous system, occasionally applied to certain nuclear groups within the brain or spinal cord, for example basal ganglia. 3. A benign cystic tumour occurring on a aponeurosis or tendon, as in the wrist or dorsum of the foot, it consists of a thin fibrous capsule enclosing a clear mucinous fluid. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ganglion

gangliest
gangliform
gangliitis
ganglike
gangline
ganglines
gangliness
gangling
ganglioblast
gangliocyte
gangliocytoma
ganglioform
ganglioglioma
gangliolysis
ganglioma
ganglion (current term)
ganglion cell
ganglion cells of dorsal spinal root
ganglion cells of retina
ganglion cervicale inferius
ganglion cervicale medium
ganglion cervicale superius
ganglion cervicothoracicum
ganglion ciliare
ganglion cyst
ganglion cysts
ganglion extracraniale
ganglion geniculi
ganglion habenulae
ganglion impar

Literary usage of Ganglion

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"They join the short ciliary nerves from the ciliary ganglion, pierce the ... With the first division is connected the ophthalmic ganglion ; with the second ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Lingual ganglion, a swelling on the carotid plexus, in relation with the lingual ... Otic ganglion, Arnold's ganglion, a small flattened oval swelling lying ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"Although in sharks the ciliary ganglion often lay in close contact with the motor ... In skates the ganglion was usually more intimately related with the ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The inhibiting nerve was traced anatomically to the ganglion, which it joins ... The junction of the accelerator nerve with the ganglion has not so far been ..."

5. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"ganglion or RIBES. A nervous ganglion upon the anterior communicating artery of ... Inflammation of a nervous ganglion. SometimeĀ« used for inflammation of a ..."

6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"They join the short ciliary nerves from the ciliary ganglion, pierce the ... With the first division is connected the ophthalmic ganglion ; with the second ..."

7. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Lingual ganglion, a swelling on the carotid plexus, in relation with the lingual ... Otic ganglion, Arnold's ganglion, a small flattened oval swelling lying ..."

8. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"Although in sharks the ciliary ganglion often lay in close contact with the motor ... In skates the ganglion was usually more intimately related with the ..."

9. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The inhibiting nerve was traced anatomically to the ganglion, which it joins ... The junction of the accelerator nerve with the ganglion has not so far been ..."

10. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"ganglion or RIBES. A nervous ganglion upon the anterior communicating artery of ... Inflammation of a nervous ganglion. SometimeĀ« used for inflammation of a ..."

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