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ganglion Explained

ganglion at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) ganglia

ganglion at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1681, from Gk. ganglion "tumor," used by Galen for "nerve bundle." Of unknown origin; according to Galen, the proper sense of the word was "anything gathered into a ball." ///

ganglion at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] technical [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Late Latin; Origin: Greek]//
1 a painful raised area of skin that is full of liquid, often on the back of your wrist:
2 a mass of nerve cells:

ganglion at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

ganglia, ganglion

ganglion at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Aggregate of nerve-cell bodies outside the central nervous system (CNS). The spinal ganglion contains the nerve-cell bodies of the nerve fibers that carry impulses toward the CNS (afferent neurons). Each of the 31 pairs of spinal nerves has a spinal ganglion located close to the spinal cord.

ganglion at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "ganglion":
afferent neuron, autonomic nervous system, axon, brain,
center of activity, central nervous system, cerebral cortex,
craniosacral nervous system, dendrite, effector organ,
efferent neuron, gray matter, internuncial neuron,
medullary sheath, nerve, nerve center, nerve trunk, nervous system,
neuron, peripheral nervous system, plexus, sensorium, sensory area,
sensory cell, solar plexus, spinal cord, synapse,
thoracolumbar nervous system, vital center, white matter

ganglion at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a mass of nerve cells
2 a swelling in a TENDON, often at the back of the hand

Ganglion 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}.

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

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

ganglion at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » γάγγλιον||encysted tumour on a tendon, anything gathered into a ball|tr=ganglion|sc=polytonic|lang=grc.


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


Inter: en-noun » pl2=ganglia
  • Inter: anatom » y A mass of tissue.
    1. Inter: neuroanatom » y A cluster of interconnecting nerve cells outside the brain.
    2. Inter: by extensio » n A centre of power or authority

      Derived terms

      * ganglial

  • autonomic ganglion
  • basal ganglion
  • spinal ganglion
  • ganglion cyst
  • gangliectomy/ganglionectomy


    Inter: trans-top » cluster of interconnecting nerve cells outside the brain
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ganglio, Inter: t- » fi|hermosolmu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ganglion|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Ganglion|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|神経節|tr=しんけいせつ, shinkeisetsu|sc=Jpan
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|ganglion|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ганглий|m|tr=gánglij|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ganglio|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » centre of power or authority
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hermokeskus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kopf|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English nouns with irregular plurals -
    Category: Category:fr:Anatomy -



    Inter: cs-noun » g=n
  • ganglion
    1. ganglion cyst



  • Inter: fi-form of » type=noun|case=genitive|pl=singular|ganglio

  • French


    Inter: fr-noun » m
    1. ganglion

      Derived terms

      * ganglion lymphatique

    Translation: de » ganglion
    Translation: et » ganglion
    Translation: el » ganglion
    Translation: eo » ganglion
    Translation: fr » ganglion
    Translation: io » ganglion
    Translation: id » ganglion
    Translation: kn » ganglion
    Translation: hu » ganglion
    Translation: mg » ganglion
    Translation: nl » ganglion
    Translation: pl » ganglion
    Translation: ru » ganglion
    Translation: sv » ganglion
    Translation: ta » ganglion
    Translation: vi » ganglion
    Translation: zh » ganglion

    Ganglion at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ganglion


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de|dab=Ganglion


    Inter: head » de|noun|g=n
  • ganglion

  • Translation: io » Ganglion
    Translation: hu » Ganglion
    Translation: mg » Ganglion
    Translation: fi » Ganglion
    Translation: zh » Ganglion