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paraganglion

Pronunciation: par'a-gang'gle-on, -a

Definition: A small, rounded body containing chromaffin cells; a number of such bodies may be found retroperitoneally near the aorta and in organs, kidney, liver, heart, and gonads.

Synonym(s): chromaffin body

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