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aganglionosis

Pronunciation: ā-gang′glē-ō-nō′sis

Definition: The state of being without ganglia; absence of ganglion cells from the myenteric plexus as a characteristic of congenital megacolon.

[G. ā- priv. + ganglion + -osis, condition]

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