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

(Gan"gli*on*a*ry) a. [Cf. F. ganglionnarie.] (Anat.) Ganglionic.

(Gan`gli*on"ic) a. [Cf. F. ganglionique.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, ganglia or ganglion cells; as, a ganglionic artery; the ganglionic columns of the spinal cord.

(Gan"grel) a. [Cf. Gang, v. i.] Wandering; vagrant. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.

(Gan"gre*nate) v. t. To gangrene. [Obs.]

(Gan"grene) n. [F. gangrène, L. gangraena, fr. Gr. fr. to gnaw, eat; cf. Skr. gras, gar, to devour, and E. voracious, also canker, n., in sense 3.] (Med.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage.

(Gan"grene), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Gangrened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gangrening.] [Cf. F. gangréner.] To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.

(Gan`gre*nes"cent) a. Tending to mortification or gangrene.

(Gan"gre*nous) a. [Cf. F. gangréneux.] Affected by, or produced by, gangrene; of the nature of gangrene.

(Gangue) n. [F. gangue, fr. G. gang a metallic vein, a passage. See Gang, n.] (Mining) The mineral or earthy substance associated with metallic ore.

(Gang"way`) n. [See Gang, v. i.]

1. A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.

2. In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition.

3. (Naut.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.

4. (Naut.) That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each side of the booms, from the quarter-deck to the forecastle; — more properly termed the waist. Totten.

Gangway ladder, a ladder rigged on the side of a vessel at the gangway.To bring to the gangway, to punish (a seaman) by flogging him at the gangway.

(Gan"il) n. [F.] A kind of brittle limestone. [Prov. Eng.] Kirwan.

(Gan"gli*ate Gan"gli*a`ted) a. (Anat.) Furnished with ganglia; as, the gangliated cords of the sympathetic nervous system.

(Gan"gli*form` Gan"gli*o*form`) a. [Ganglion + -form.] (Anat.) Having the form of a 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.

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