solar plexus


so·lar plexus

noun \ˈsō-lər-\

Definition of SOLAR PLEXUS

1
:  a nerve plexus in the abdomen that is situated behind the stomach and in front of the aorta and the crura of the diaphragm and contains several ganglia distributing nerve fibers to the viscera
2
:  the pit of the stomach

Examples of SOLAR PLEXUS

  1. <a punch in the solar plexus knocked the air out of him>

Origin of SOLAR PLEXUS

from the radiating nerve fibers
First Known Use: 1771

Related to SOLAR PLEXUS

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, supine, thoracic, ventral

so·lar plexus

noun \ˈsō-lər-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOLAR PLEXUS

2
: the part of the abdomen including the stomach and celiac plexus that is particularly vulnerable to the effects of a blow to the body wall in front of it—not used technically

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