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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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}. 
 
  {Ganglion  cell},  a  nerve  cell.  See  Illust.  under  {Bipolar}. 




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