American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A structure in the form of network, especially of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatics: the cardiac plexus; the pelvic plexus.
- n. A combination of interlaced parts; a network.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A network; any collection of intimately coherent parts, as of an argument.
- n. In anatomy, an interlacing of nerves, vessels, or fibers; a net-like arrangement of parts, or the parts so disposed: especially said of certain delicate vascular membranes chiefly composed of minute anastomosing blood-vessels, as the choroid plexus, and of similar arrangements of nerves of the spinal and sympathetic systems.
- n. In mathematics, a system of one-fold relations.
- n. The continuation of the prostatic plexus, supplying the erectile tissue of the penis. Also called cavernous nerves.
- n. Same as gastric plexus .
- n. A secondary plexus of the cæliac, accompanying the gastric artery. Also called coronary plexus.
- n. A large and copiously anastomosing network of veins in the lower wall of the rectum, beneath the mucous coat, from which the hemorrhoidal veins proceed.
- n. A plexus of veins surrounding the base of the prostate, formed mainly from the dorsal veins of the penis.
- n. The lower section of the sacral plexus .
- n. A plexus of veins in the back of the pelvis, tributary to the middle sacral vein.
- n. Same as pampiniform plexus.
- n. Venous channels at the sides of the uterus, and in the broad ligaments, emptying into the ovarian veins.
- n. A plexus derived from the pelvic plexus, distributed to the lower part and side of the bladder, the prostate, and the seminal vesicle.
- n. In botany, the mass of branched and anastomosing filaments of certain algæ.
- n. In physical geography, the irregular and complicated junction of a number of similar features, such as ridges, river channels, etc.
- n. A network or interwoven mass, especially (anatomy) of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels.
- n. mathematics The system of equations required for the complete expression of the relations which exist between a set of quantities.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) A network of vessels, nerves, or fibers.
- n. (Math.) The system of equations required for the complete expression of the relations which exist between a set of quantities.
- n. A network; an intricate or interwoven combination of elements or parts in a coherent structure.
- n. a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
- Latin, from plex-, past participle stem of plectere ("plait, interweave"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Latin, braid, from past participle of plectere, to plait; see plek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Place your left hand over your solar plexus, which is located between your lower ribs, and your right hand over your navel.”
“Focus your mental energy on your third chakra, or solar plexus, which is the seat of your personal power.”
“Several adjacent nerves tend to meet in a complicated interlacing pattern called a plexus (see p. 164).”
“The drainage from the cavernous sinus is now upward through the original trunk of the middle plexus, which is now the superior petrosal sinus, into the newly established dorsal channel.”
“They have small ganglia developed upon them, and are derived from the renal plexus, which is formed by branches from the celiac plexus, the lower and outer part of the celiac ganglion and aortic plexus, and from the lesser and lowest splanchnic nerves.”
“The posterior divisions of all three trunks unite to form the posterior cord or fasciculus of the plexus, which is situated behind the second portion of the axillary artery.”
“Character might be in a sense defined as a plexus of motor habits.”
“On this side it might perhaps injure the nervous plexus, which is even more essential than the dorsal vessel.”
“They drain into a venous plexus which is situated over the thenar and hypothenar eminences and across the front of the wrist.”
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