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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations
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plexus

plexus

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

n. plexo, red de nervios o de vasos sanguíneos o linfáticos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

plexus

n (pl -xi o -xuses) plexo; brachial — plexo braquial
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It confirms the role of muscarinic receptors in mediating the gut contractility as well as adequacy of muscarinic receptors in myenteric and Meissner's plexus of enteric nervous system in non-Hirschsprung's cases.
The nerve fibers and ganglion cells comprise the submucosal plexus (Meissner's plexus).
In the intestines, most of the nervous cells form two ganglionated plexus: (Auerbach' s) myenteric plexus located between the longitudinal stratum and the circular muscle layer (Auerbach, 1862 apud Furness, 2006; Alves et al, 2011; Furness, 2012) and the submucosal plexus (Meissner, 1857 apud Furness, 2006; Billroth, 1858 apud Furness, 2006), formerly known as Meissner's plexus, found in the tela submucosa of the large and small intestines (Mckeown et al., 2001; Wood, 2004; Furness, 2006; Grundy et al., 2006).