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Ganglion   Listen
noun
Ganglion  n.  (pl. L. ganglia, E. ganglions)  
1.
(Anat.)
(a)
A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve.
(b)
A node, or gland in the lymphatic system; as, a lymphatic ganglion.
2.
(Med.) A globular, hard, indolent tumor, situated somewhere on a tendon, and commonly formed by the effusion of a viscid fluid into it; called also weeping sinew.
Ganglion cell, a nerve cell.






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"Ganglion" Quotes from Famous Books



... a long, handsome room or gallery, with a singular piece of furniture in the shape of an L occupying the middle. This is the switchboard, in which the wires from the offices and homes of the subscribers are concentrated like the nerves in a ganglion. It is known as the "multiple switchboard," an American invention, and is divided into sections, over which the operators preside. The lines of all the subscribers are brought to each section, so that the operator can cross connect any two lines in the whole ...
— The Story Of Electricity • John Munro



Words linked to "Ganglion" :   neural structure, otic ganglion, autonomic ganglion



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