from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plural of ganglion.

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  • n. Plural form of ganglion. -- clusters of nerves

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Latin plural of ganglion.


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  • These cell bodies are referred to as ganglia of the posterior root.

    The Human Brain

  • This consists of numerous small nerve centers arranged in oval masses varying greatly in size, called ganglia or knots.

    A Practical Physiology

  • —Nerve cells are largely aggregated in the gray substance of the brain and medulla spinalis, but smaller collections of these cells also form the swellings, called ganglia, seen on many nerves.

    IX. Neurology. 1. Structure of the Nervous System

  • The vitality of the heart lies in its ganglia -- in other words, in the nervous system, _in which alone is life_, and of which the brain is the commanding centre.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, October 1887 Volume 1, Number 9

  • Parkinson's is a disease that mainly affects dopamine levels in a brain area known as the basal ganglia, which is important for motor control.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • It contains flight muscles, a compound heart, and nerve cells called ganglia and trachioles.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • a result, some of the 'ganglia' (these are like junction boxes of nerves) become inflamed, as does the skin in the area those nerves serve.

    Home | Mail Online

  • In such meticulously selected cases brain tissue was examined histologically; samples were taken from brain hemispheres, basal ganglia, the pons, the oblongate and from the cerebellum.

    The "Official" Bang-flop survey

  • “Then it must have ganglia, or some kind of central nerve plexus.”

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • The hardest wiring is supposed to be found in those oldest parts of the brain—such as the striatum, a part of the basal ganglia—that we share with other beasts.

    Striking a False Note


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  • Yup, johnmperry was right. It's the plural of "ganglion." Sometimes pluralized as "ganglions." :)

    1. cluster of nerve cells: a structure that contains a dense cluster of nerve cells; any concentrated mass of nerve cells outside the brain or spine, serving as the source of nerve impulses

    2. swelling on joint or tendon: a harmless swelling similar to a cyst that forms on a joint or tendon

    3. any place where activity, industry, learning, or collaborative effort is concentrated; a hub

    From the Late 17th century. Greek: gagglion meaning "tumor, nerve bundle"

    January 18, 2009

  • plural of ganglion?

    June 17, 2008