from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The large network of sympathetic nerves and ganglia located in the peritoneal cavity behind the stomach and having branching tracts that supply nerves to the abdominal viscera.
- n. The pit of the stomach.
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- n. A complex network of nerves and ganglia, located within the abdomen behind the stomach.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a nervous plexus situated in the dorsal and anterior part of the abdomen, consisting of several sympathetic ganglia with connecting and radiating nerve fibers; -- so called in allusion to the radiating nerve fibers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach
From its radially branching ganglia.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)