• (America) IPA: /ˈɡæŋɡli.ən/

ganglion (plural ganglions)

  1. (neuroanatomy)
    1. An encapsulated collection of nerve-cell bodies, located outside the brain and spinal cord.
    2. Any of certain masses of gray matter in the brain, as the basal ganglia.
  2. (by extension) A centre of intellectual or industrial force, activity, etc.
  3. (pathology) A cystic tumour on a tendon sheath or joint capsule; a ganglion cyst.
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