Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a ganglion or ganglia; having or characterized by ganglia.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or composed of ganglia
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, ganglia or ganglion cells
“We shall find that the flesh is made up of bundles of strong fibres The brain and nerves, too, we shall find are made up of fibres, and these queer-looking things that are called ganglionic corpuscles.”
“The brain and nerves, too, we shall find, are made up of fibres, and these queer-looking things that are called ganglionic corpuscles.”
“Consciousness is but an adjunct which arises when the physical processes, owing to infrequency of repetition, complexity of operation, or other causes, involve what I have before called ganglionic friction. ”
“Wrapped up in its heredity, and determined long before it was born, is a certain limited capacity of ganglionic response to eternal stimuli.”
“Therefore, all Rollo's actions were ganglionic discharges; mechanically determined by the instincts that had been developed and fixed in the species thousands of years ago.”
“But it was man-sized and seemed possessed of more than a ganglionic nest-building instinct.”
“The sympathetic system has its center in a ganglionic mass at the back of the stomach known as the solar plexus and is the channel of that mental action which unconsciously supports the vital functions of the body.”
“Easterns are too sensible not to protect the pit of the stomach, that great ganglionic centre, against sun, rain and wind, and now our soldiers in India wear flannel-belts on the march.”
“The change of life, in health and disease: A clinical treatise on the diseases of the ganglionic nervous system inciental to women at the decline of life by Edward John Tilt”
“Bankruptcy, social collapse, famine, and pestilence had done nothing to damage these, and it was only to the great capitals and ganglionic centres, as it were, of this State, that positive destruction had come.”
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