Definition of Meckel's ganglion in English:

Meckel's ganglion

noun

Anatomy
  • A parasympathetic ganglion in the upper part of the pterygopalatine fossa.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

Meckel's ganglion

/ˈmɛklz ˈɡaŋɡlɪən/