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.


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