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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
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6] The ENS is composed of an inner plexus known as Meissner's or submucosal plexus located in the submucosal layer, mainly implicated in regulation of secretion, and an outer plexus known as Auerbach's or myenteric plexus located between the intestinal muscular layers and involved in regulation of smooth muscle contractility.
Small numbers of GLUT-1-positive fibers are found in the healthy colon; they are slightly more prominent in the rectum compared to the sigmoid and are more prominent in the submucosal plexus than in the myenteric plexus.