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ganglion

gan·gli·on

ganglion

pronunciation:
gaeng gli n
part of speech: noun
inflections: ganglia, ganglions
definition 1: any concentrated mass of nerve cells outside the brain or spine, serving as the source of nerve impulses.
definition 2: any place where activity, industry, learning, or the like is concentrated; hub.
derivations: ganglial (adj.), gangliar (adj.)