Ganglion

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.
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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.
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Ganglion cell, a nerve cell. See Illust. under Bipolar.
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