Definition of aganglionic in English:

aganglionic

adjective

  • 1Anatomy and Zoology. Lacking a ganglion or ganglia.

  • 2Pathology. Of a part of the gastrointestinal tract: lacking ganglion cells normally present within the wall.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Marshall Hall (1790–1857), physician and neurophysiologist. From a- + ganglionic.

Pronunciation

aganglionic

/ˌeɪɡaŋɡlɪˈɒnɪk/