ganglia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Variant of ganglion
- a mass of nerve cells serving as a center from which nerve impulses are transmitted
- a center of force, energy, activity, etc.
- a cystic tumor on a tendon sheath
Origin: special use of Late Latin ganglion, a swelling ; from Classical Greek tumor, probably reduplicated, reduplication ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gel-, to form into a ball from source cling, clod
- ganglionic adjective