Plexus meaning

plĕksəs
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A structure in the form of a network, especially of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatics.

The cardiac plexus; the pelvic plexus.

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A network of blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, nerves, etc.

The solar plexus (of nerves) in the abdomen.

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A structure in the form of a network, especially of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatics.

The cardiac plexus; the pelvic plexus.

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(mathematics) The system of equations required for the complete expression of the relations which exist between a set of quantities.

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A combination of interlaced parts; a network.
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A complexly interconnected arrangement of parts; network.
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A combination of interlaced parts; a network.
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A network or interwoven mass, especially (anatomy) of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels.

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Origin of plexus

  • New Latin from Latin braid from past participle of plectere to plait plek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, from plex-, past participle stem of plectere (“plait, interweave").

    From Wiktionary