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A parasympathetic ganglion in the upper part of the pterygopalatine fossa.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From the genitive of the name of Johann Friedrich Meckel the elder, German anatomist + ganglion, after scientific Latin ganglion Meckelii, German Meckel'schen Knoten, or French ganglion de Meckel.
Meckel's ganglion/ˈmɛklz ˈɡaŋɡlɪən/
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