Ganglion Gan"gli*on, n.; pl. L. {Ganglia}, E. {Ganglions}. [L. ganglion a sort of swelling or excrescence, a tumor under the skin, Gr. ?: cf. F. ganglion.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

{Ganglion cell}, a nerve cell. See Illust. under {Bipolar}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ganglia — Страница статистики серверов …   Википедия

  • ganglia — Latin plural of GANGLION (Cf. ganglion) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ganglia — noun /ˈɡæŋɡliə/ clusters of nerves ... the wonderfully diversified instincts, mental powers, and affections of ants are notorious, yet their cerebral ganglia are not so large as the quarter of a small pins head …   Wiktionary

  • ganglia — Plural of ganglion. * * * ganglia pl of GANGLION * * * gan·glia (gangґgle ə) [Gr.] plural of ganglion …   Medical dictionary

  • ganglia — gan·gli·a (găngʹglē ə) n. A plural of ganglion. * * * …   Universalium

  • ganglia — gan·gli·on || gæŋglɪən n. dense mass of nerve cells (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ganglia — /ˈgæŋgliə/ (say ganggleeuh) plural noun plural of ganglion …   Australian English dictionary

  • ganglia —    (singular: ganglion)    Colonies of neurons outside the brain and spinal cord sometimes acting to control local functions. These latter are little affected by normal stress conditions. (Example: the solar plexus, made of two separate ganglions …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • GANGLIA — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ganglia trunci sympathetici — ganglia trunci sympathici [TA] ganglia of sympathetic trunk: sympathetic ganglia that are arranged in a chainlike fashion along each sympathetic trunk, about twenty to twenty three on either side …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”