ganglion

Part of speech: noun

Anat. ( 1) A collection of nerve- cells. ( 2) A gland- like organ.

Part of speech: noun

A tumor proceeding from a tendon.

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Usage examples "ganglion":

  1. The small figure A is the ganglion of the fifth nerve, showing the small motor and large sensitive portion. - "Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon", J. Emerson Tennent.
  2. 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", Henry Kitchell Webster.
  3. The outer or objective process, however, shows in animals strongly controlled by instinct, as insects for instance, a preponderance of the ganglion- i. - "Essays of Schopenhauer", Arthur Schopenhauer.