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plex·us

 (plĕk′səs)
n. pl. plexus or plex·us·es
1. A structure in the form of a network, especially of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatics: the cardiac plexus; the pelvic plexus.
2. A combination of interlaced parts; a network.

[New Latin, from Latin, braid, from past participle of plectere, to plait; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

plexus

(ˈplɛksəs)
n, pl -uses or -us
1. (Anatomy) any complex network of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels
2. an intricate network or arrangement
[C17: New Latin, from Latin plectere to braid, plait]

plex•us

(ˈplɛk səs)

n., pl. -us•es, -us.
1. a network, as of nerves or blood vessels.
2. any complex structure containing an intricate network of parts: the plexus of international relations.
[1675–85; < New Latin: an interweaving, twining < Latin plectere to plait, twine]
plex′al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plexus - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vesselsplexus - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
aortic plexus - a plexus of lymph nodes in the lower portion of the abdominal aorta
nerve plexus - a network of intersecting nerves
choroid plexus, plexus choroideus - a vascular plexus of the cerebral ventricles that regulate intraventricular pressure
lumbar plexus, plexus lumbalis - a lymphatic plexus located along the lower portion of the aorta and iliac vessels
pterygoid plexus - a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins
rete testis - network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
Translations
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plexus

plexus

nPlexus m; (of nerves also)Nervengeflecht nt; (of blood vessels also)Gefäßgeflecht nt

plex·us

n. plexo, red de nervios o de vasos sanguíneos o linfáticos.

plexus

n (pl -xi o -xuses) plexo; brachial — plexo braquial
References in classic literature ?
He searched out her solar plexus, and did no more than snap his middle finger against it.
Well, this can't hurt me," she gritted through her teeth, as she assailed his solar plexus with her doubled fists.
But the plexus of causes returneth in which I am intertwined,--it will again create me
But he was too complicated a plexus of sensibilities to sit staring at a gulf a whole evening, especially when there was music.
As another and greater fighter had done before him, he might do a right and left, to solar plexus and across the jaw.
The fact that we cannot meet without your endeavouring to plant a temperamental left jab on my spiritual solar plexus encourages me to think that you are beginning at last to understand that we are affinities.
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Dave Demas, who established Ingensa in 2002, has joined Plexus as a Vice President of Business Development.
i] Variations in the trunk formation in brachial plexus are relatively rare as compared to the cords and terminal branches formations.
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The diagnosis of congenital brachial plexus palsy relies on observing arm weakness with a distribution consistent with a brachial plexus injury at birth.