jugular ganglion

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jugular ganglion n.

  1. The upper, smaller of the two ganglia on the glossopharyngeal nerve as it traverses the jugular foramen. Also called superior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve.

  2. A small sensory ganglion on the vagus nerve as it traverses the jugular foramen. Also called superior ganglion of vagus.

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