synganglion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From syn- +‎ ganglion

Noun[edit]

synganglion (plural synganglia)

  1. (acarology) A nerve mass located near the esophagus in certain ticks.
    • 2015 July 10, “SNP Analysis Infers that Recombination Is Involved in the Evolution of Amitraz Resistance in Rhipicephalus microplus”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0131341:
      It is thought that amitraz is a potential agonist of the octopaminergic system located in the tick synganglion.

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