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 (grandfather of J. F. Meckel the younger) + ganglion, after scientific Latin ganglion Meckelii, German Meckel'schen Knoten, or French ganglion de Meckel.

Pronunciation

Meckel's ganglion

/ˈmɛklz ˈɡaŋɡlɪən/