Definition of paraganglion in English:

paraganglion

noun

Anatomy
  • Any of the small aggregates of chromaffin cells found in association with autonomic ganglia and nerves. Also: any of the small collections of glomus cells found in association with certain blood vessels, acting as chemoreceptors.

Origin

Early 20th century. From para- + ganglion, after German Paraganglion.

Pronunciation

paraganglion

/ˌparəˈɡaŋɡlɪən/