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ganglia Explained

ganglia at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ganglia at English irregular forms Of Explained:

pl. of {ganglion}

Ganglia at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

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. See Illust. under {Bipolar}.

ganglia at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection
of cell bodies or neurons
[also: {ganglia} (pl)]

See {ganglion}

ganglia at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈɡæŋɡliə/


  • Inter: plural of » ganglion -- clusters of nerves
    1. 1871, Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
    2. : ... 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 pin's head.

    Translation: ar » ganglia
    Translation: fr » ganglia
    Translation: ku » ganglia
    Translation: hu » ganglia
    Translation: my » ganglia
    Translation: sv » ganglia
    Translation: ta » ganglia
    Translation: vi » ganglia