What does the word ganglion mean?

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. 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 by Arthur Schopenhauer