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Definitions of ganglion

  1. an encapsulated neural structure consisting of a collection of cell bodies or neurons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A node, or gland in the lymphatic system; as, a lymphatic ganglion. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A nerve center. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A tumor in the sheath of a tendon: a natural enlargement in the course of a nerve:-pl. GANGLIA or GANGLIONS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Natural enlargement in a nerve. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Anat. (1) A collection of nerve-cells. (2) A gland-like organ. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A tumor proceeding from a tendon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. In anat., an enlargement in the course of a nerve; a tumour in the sheath of a tendon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. A mass of nervous matter containing nerve cells and giving origin to nerve fibres; a nerve centre. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for ganglion

  1. It would never have occurred to him, pleasant, harmless sentimentalist that he was, that John's second marriage might be a disturbing factor in his relation with Mary and that the question so cheerfully asked as an escape from the more serious matter that he had been talking about, struck straight into a ganglion of nerves. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  2. If the first ganglion were wounded, the others would remain uninjured; and the powerful body, actuated by these last, would lose none of its powers of contraction. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
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