from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
- noun The pit of the stomach.
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- noun anatomy A complex network of
nervesand ganglia, located within the abdomenbehind the stomach.
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- noun a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From its radially branching ganglia.]
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