from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small body surrounded by many nerve fibers, consisting of an anastomosis between fine arterioles and veins.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coil of choroid plexus extending into either lateral ventricle of the brain.
- n. A coil of blood-vessels projecting into the body-cavity, or cœloma, in the region of the pronephros in the embryos of the lower vertebrates. (See cut in next column.)
Latin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)